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I really hate my OB....

Posted by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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I honestly have no idea why he had such good reviews when I was looking for an ob office that would accept my insurance.
Now that I'm past the 30week mark, I go weekly (high risk) and I always have to see him. I like the other doctors in the office...just not him.
He makes me feel stupid and I can't ask questions because, last time, he.made he feel so inferior and stupid that now I'm intimidated (i go to all my visits alone now that DH's work schedule changed).
I have to see him in the morning and I don't even want to go! I wait for 2 hours for this man to come in, tell me my weight and that im X weeks along....i know how far along I am and the nurse told me my weight when she took it.
Then he hands me my chart and says , "see you next week" and leaves :(
I tried to ask him if a flu shot was safe during pregnancy last week and he honestly said to me "you'll do what you think is best" WTF?

Honestly, most of the information I do have I got from you ladies and the internet. Can I just request to see a different doctor at the practice or will I have to stay with him since he is my primary?
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sissy852
by Gold Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Yes you can ask for a diffrent doctor. And by the sound of it you should.
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doulala
by Emerald Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Sounds like it might depend on your insurance but I would definitely start investigating!

You deserve amazing care--  absolutely!
    You might look for a midwife~

hugs!

arigdon4
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM
I wanted a midwife and natural birth but....insurance won't cover it and the closest is 75 miles away (small southern town).


Quoting doulala:

Sounds like it might depend on your insurance but I would definitely start investigating!

You deserve amazing care--  absolutely!
    You might look for a midwife~

hugs!

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doulala
by Emerald Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

What about a midwife that practices at that hospital?

Quoting arigdon4:

I wanted a midwife and natural birth but....insurance won't cover it and the closest is 75 miles away (small southern town).


Quoting doulala:

Sounds like it might depend on your insurance but I would definitely start investigating!

You deserve amazing care--  absolutely!
    You might look for a midwife~

hugs!


Devious103102
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM

You can ALWAYS request to see a new doc if you're not comfortable with him. GL

arigdon4
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM
There honestly isn't one.

Plus I don't think one would have me with all the stupid complications I've been having :(


Quoting doulala:

What about a midwife that practices at that hospital?

Quoting arigdon4:

I wanted a midwife and natural birth but....insurance won't cover it and the closest is 75 miles away (small southern town).





Quoting doulala:

Sounds like it might depend on your insurance but I would definitely start investigating!

You deserve amazing care--  absolutely!
    You might look for a midwife~

hugs!


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lilbit04
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Took me to find a dr that I actually liked :-( and for him to say that wow, most doctors recommend getting the flu shot while pregnant. Hope things get better for you.
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bellaamore
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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Id see a different dr, and i damned sure wiuldnt have him deliver my baby. If you arent open and omfortable with him, your labor will be much worse. You need a comfortable trusting relationship with that person.... Seriously.
bellaamore
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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Quoting doulala:




Natural birth can be achieved in the hospital. Even in louisiana, medicad covers birthing centers and doulas/ nurse midwives.

You could do as i did and call up local midwives/ email them and ask abou prices for homebirths and about bartering.

Had my baby at home, it was amazing and it was obly 350$.
doulala
by Emerald Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:22 PM

You deserve better care---    I would really encourage you to work more with this doctor at the least...   Can you prepare a pad of paper with your questions and bring in an advocate or two with you?

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