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April 30th, 2009, 11:35 AM
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Ok I went back 27 pages and cannot find all those times we discussed what questions to ask the care provider. So can you all help me come up with some good questions to ask her? Thanks for your help today!
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April 30th, 2009, 01:21 PM
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I just made it to page 36 and I still havent found any...
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April 30th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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Ok, here's a list of questions from Ina May's Guide to Childbirth to ask on OB.
* How likely is it that you'll be present when I give birth?
* In not, who will be there instead?
* Can I meet all of your partners?
* What is your policy on ultrasound?
* What forms of pain relief do you recommend?
* How many women in your practice give birth without pain meds?
* What do you think of doulas?
* How often am I likely to see you while I am in labor?
* What prenatal procedures do you routinely do?
* What methods do you suggest to alleviate labor pain?
* Can my baby's heart rate be intermittently monitored by the nurses?
* Do you perform episiotomies routinely? How often do women in your care give birth without episiotomy?
* Can I eat and drink in labor?
* If I go into labor, check into the hospital, and my labor slows down before I get very far, can I go home?
* Can I walk around in labor?
* What is your induction rate? What methods do you use?
* Is there a time limit for labor? How long can I push?
* What is your cesarean rate?
* Can I choose the position for giving birth? Can I give birth on my hands and knees if I like that position?
* This may seem a personal question, but have you given birth vaginally?
* What is your forceps and vacuum-extraction rate?
* Will you cut the umbilical cord after it quits pulsating?
* Can you put baby on my chest immediately after birth?
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May 1st, 2009, 06:50 AM
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Thank you so much Carrie. You are awesome!
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and Surprise Baby #4 due 11/13/2011
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