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December 10th, 2013, 12:12 PM
MelChicago MelChicago is offline
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It seems like you're well on the way to switching, which is fine and totally up to you. It's important that you feel comfortable with your OB.

That said, I don't think it's reasonable to automatically assume a genetic counselor will encourage you to abort. I know nothing about the condition you mention, but from what I know of genetic counseling, what they'll likely do is just discuss your odds, possibly offer some testing on your DH and baby if you want it (which insurance might not otherwise cover without a specialist order), suggest health care options like supplements, and arrange for additional prenatal monitoring or neonatal care if necessary. It doesn't help anyone to jump to conclusions or automatically assume the worst, OR to deny yourself and your baby the chance for extra care that could help.

I'm not trying to make anyone feel defensive, and again, think it's just fine if you want to switch OBs. Depending on your insurance, some practices get extra money when they process referrals. Who knows if that might have something to do with your OB's attitude (your refusing to make the appt might have affected how much $ their practice could bill for) but it's not something you need as a factor in your prenatal care.
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