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September 24th, 2012, 03:09 PM
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On second thought, I should take a chill pill. Sorry everyone, decided to delete my rant about my appointment today. It wasn't very nice.
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September 24th, 2012, 03:19 PM
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I love my midwife, I totally feel you!
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September 24th, 2012, 03:31 PM
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September 24th, 2012, 03:47 PM
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I think it depends on the person ... I happen to love my OB!
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September 24th, 2012, 04:00 PM
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i happen to love my OB also! the same midwife clinic who delivered my daughter, told me this pregnancy my baby was dead, had to wait 1-2 hours EVERY visit in the waiting room, my OB prays with me and is sooo personable
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September 24th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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My midwife rocks, but when I haven't been able to get in with her and I've seen the OB's I've really liked them too =)
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September 24th, 2012, 04:15 PM
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I do love my OB. He's pretty laid back, but will take action when action needs to be taken.
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I didn't see your original post, but glad you had second thoughts and deleted if it wasn't very nice I have had an incredible experience with my OB, so it IS possible for OB's to be great too!
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September 24th, 2012, 08:03 PM
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I am an OB lover here too I think she is pretty great!
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September 24th, 2012, 08:04 PM
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It definitely does depend on the OB/practice, for sure. I don't doubt that there are great OB's and I did like the one who delivered our first two! He's still our family doctor, even though he doesn't do deliveries anymore.

I just had a bad afternoon and posted too soon before calming down. I am doing the final weeks of my prenatal care at a practice with 3 OB's, so I have back up if there's a complication with our home birth and we need to use the hospital. But I see someone different every time and had a frustrating appointment today. I just wish my MW lived closer so I could do all my prenatal care with her!!!
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September 24th, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Aww, I'm sorry today was so frustrating!!!
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September 25th, 2012, 05:15 AM
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I feel for you, mama. OBs and midwives are trained so differently so you can have a fabulous OB but mostly they are going to have a different perspective and approach; one that is more interventionist and biomedical. I have some wonderful OB friends but I wouldn't want to be their patient One of my OB friends freely acknowledges that they're not trained to see birth and pregnancy as 'normal', but as something quite precarious that can go wrong. Interestingly she went with a family Dr. when she had her baby because of the general approach within obstetrics. With my son I had my friend, who's a family practitioner, as my Dr. and she was great (she's also a PhD anthropologist and did all her fieldwork in a birthing place in West Niger) but she is still different form the midwives I have now...
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September 25th, 2012, 05:48 AM
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My OB rules...she practices like a midwife- very natural birth oriented and takes all the time you need at appointments. I have never felt rushed or pushed with her the way I did with previous drs. In fact, my midwife that delivered my previous two practiced more like a doctor.
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September 25th, 2012, 08:57 AM
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One of my OB friends freely acknowledges that they're not trained to see birth and pregnancy as 'normal', but as something quite precarious that can go wrong.
This is exactly the attitude that frustrated me so much yesterday. That, and being shuffled around between 3 OB's so that I see someone different every time. It's like she was desperately trying to invent problems when there is no evidence of any problems. It's been a healthy, uneventful pregnancy so far.
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September 25th, 2012, 09:07 AM
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our ob clinic practices on the holistic approach, very natural. i quit going to my midwife clinic bc there were 5 midwives and you never saw the same person, rarely has this happened at my OB clinic. sorry you had a rough visit
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it's crazy how different practitioners are from each other, even midwife to midwife and dr to dr. it makes it very frustrating to switch providers.. even in the same practice. obstetrical care is sort of an art form, everyone seems to have a different spin on it.
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^^^^^ I agree 100%

It's interesting but also frustrating trying to adjust to an OB or midwife when you are used to things being a different way. I never looked at it as an art form. That's a really good point. It really is.
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September 25th, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Totally agree, Kristen. It really IS an artform, and so much of your care stems from just the core beliefs and personality of the person you are seeing, be it OB or midwife. I'm so thankful I am being cared for this time by someone that I feel I can trust 100%.
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September 25th, 2012, 11:17 AM
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This is exactly the attitude that frustrated me so much yesterday. That, and being shuffled around between 3 OB's so that I see someone different every time. It's like she was desperately trying to invent problems when there is no evidence of any problems. It's been a healthy, uneventful pregnancy so far.
That would be very frustrating!!! That's how my last pregnancy/birth was- it was the worst experience! However, I went back to my OB from my 3rd pregnancy for this last one and she is/was awesome and amazing, I'm sorry I didn't use her for #4. I won't make that mistake again, now that I realize what a gem of an OB she is!!!

I hope that your birth goes well for you!!!
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