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April 1st, 2012, 08:25 PM
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What type of health practitioner will you be seeing for your prenatal care? An OB? Midwife? Perinatalogist? For those of you with an RE, what type will you see after you graduate?
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April 2nd, 2012, 05:37 AM
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I saw a midwife with Mason and loved her, but felt she wasnt as cautious as I would have liked sometimes... I will be seeing either her again or an OB that did some of my fertility testing this time! Gotta make a decision soon! lol
My RE highly recommends the OB I am considering so I am kind of leaning that way...
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April 2nd, 2012, 05:39 AM
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I'm going to be going to the OB that I saw during my miscarriage because they were amazing and really helpful and understanding. There's another OB in the area that was recommended to me but even with my miscarriage they wouldn't see me until 8 weeks.
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April 2nd, 2012, 06:22 AM
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In our public hospitals you are delivered by Midwives. All antenatal appointments at the hospital are with them too, unless you do shared care which is some with them and your GP, and you'll be delivered by the midwives. You don't have a certain midwife, just whoever is on duty and isn't delivering another woman in another birthing suite. The delivery suites are fantastic, big rooms, bathroom with a shower with a stool, birthing balls. Looking forward to my next birth experience. They do home postnatal visits after you leave hospital (the general stay in hospital with the midwives is about 3 days. But you can leave after 24 hours.)

Sorry, complete word vomit, I'm excited if you can't tell.
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April 2nd, 2012, 06:29 AM
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I'm so on the fence about who to see this time! I'd like to see a midwife, but I don't know if I am eligible. I'm just looking for something more low key this time. Both my other children's pregnancies were with a perinatalogist, but I'd love to have some more spacing between appts and find someone who is closer to my home! My high risk time doesn't really appear until after delivery so I feel like if I'm with a midwife in a hospital, then they'll have a perinatalogist on staff if anything goes wrong. We'll see though, I don't even know if I will qualify because I might be considered too high risk.
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April 2nd, 2012, 06:38 AM
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I am seeing an OB that helped me get pregnant... she is amazing...
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April 2nd, 2012, 06:55 AM
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I am still unsure of what I'm doing... my original OB that delivered my two girls was amazing but he retired. My OB with my son was fantastic but I refuse to go back to his practice because they make you see EVERY OB that is on the rotation and I ended up seeing other OBs more than my own OB.

I know I need to find another OB and I am not sure if I'm eligible for a midwife because I've had three c-sections, my first two being emergency.
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April 2nd, 2012, 08:07 AM
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I don't even know what an RE is...

I'll be seeing our group of midwives for most of the pregnancy and then will see a combo of them and the OBs at wherever I decide I'll deliver this time; I have to have a section again as I have a special scar from DD's tricky birth that makes uterine rupture a big risk.
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April 2nd, 2012, 11:05 AM
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In our public hospitals you are delivered by Midwives. All antenatal appointments at the hospital are with them too, unless you do shared care which is some with them and your GP, and you'll be delivered by the midwives. You don't have a certain midwife, just whoever is on duty and isn't delivering another woman in another birthing suite. The delivery suites are fantastic, big rooms, bathroom with a shower with a stool, birthing balls. Looking forward to my next birth experience. They do home postnatal visits after you leave hospital (the general stay in hospital with the midwives is about 3 days. But you can leave after 24 hours.)

Sorry, complete word vomit, I'm excited if you can't tell.
Are you Australian? That sounds like the Aussie way of doing things.

I'll be seeing a high risk OB due to a previous stillbirth and heart surgery, I saw him for my DD, and he was awesome. The OB I saw for my DS who was stillborn stressed me out every appt, but my DDs OB was great - very calm, and laidback, and made us feel so much more comfortable!
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April 2nd, 2012, 01:16 PM
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i will be seeing a midwife. I made my first appt for 10 wks! where do you usually get your blood work done at the early stages of pregnancy?
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April 2nd, 2012, 01:22 PM
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i will be seeing a midwife. I made my first appt for 10 wks! where do you usually get your blood work done at the early stages of pregnancy?
I see a nurse at 8 weeks, then the OB at 10-11 weeks. I guess I'll get blood work done at one of those appointments?
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April 2nd, 2012, 01:23 PM
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I have a RE now and he is an hour away so I will be looking for an OB here in my own city. I will be looking for a high risk OB if I have twins growing in there.
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April 2nd, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Most likely an OB...but still toying in the idea of a midwife...
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April 2nd, 2012, 03:47 PM
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I have a RE now and he is an hour away so I will be looking for an OB here in my own city. I will be looking for a high risk OB if I have twins growing in there.
I saw a perinatalogist for my first and second born and LOVED it! He did ultrasounds at every appt and ran a ton of tests whenever there was any doubt. If you do IVF, you automatically qualify to see one too!

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i will be seeing a midwife. I made my first appt for 10 wks! where do you usually get your blood work done at the early stages of pregnancy?
Awesome you are seeing a midwife! I am thinking about switching but set up my first visit with my OB and I might switch to one of the midwives in the practice after that. As far as bloodwork, your RE or OB are usually the ones who order it. If it makes you feel any better, I am skipping the bloodwork this time - my HPTs are getting darker and darker so somethings heading in the right direction!
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April 2nd, 2012, 03:52 PM
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More than likely it will be an OB
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April 2nd, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Most likely an OB...but still toying in the idea of a midwife...
Me too!
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April 2nd, 2012, 05:12 PM
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OK - I set up an appointment here (New York Fetal Medicine|High Rish Pregnancies|2 D, 3D, 4D Ultrasounds|Amniocentesis|Laparoscopic Services) with Dr. Ira Jaffe. Supposedly he is an OB/GYN who considers himself a midwife! All the reviews were pretty great - so I guess we'll see...
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April 2nd, 2012, 06:12 PM
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I will be seeing the same OB that delivered #5 and #6. He also helped me through my blighted ovum m/c in Jan of 2010 with such compassion. He is awesome, and my dh really likes him too.
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April 2nd, 2012, 06:36 PM
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I'll be seeing the OB that I saw with my last pregnancy. I really liked him, his practice and the hospital he delivers at (though he had bronchitis and didn't actually deliver my son - but it was all good ). I did not have a good experience with my first son's delivery, and I thought the whole experience the 2nd time was so much better!
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