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January 10th, 2012, 09:06 AM
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So I had my 28 week appt last night and found out that my OB will be on vacation the week of my due date!! If I do go into labor that week, then I would be seen by one of the other 2 doctors in his practice. My next 2 appts will be with them and I'm really hoping they are just as NCB-friendly as my regular OB is. If not, then I have some work ahead of me.

It was bad enough that I was worried anyway, just because, you never what can happen, but to throw this in, makes me even more worried.
Mommy to Noah (4.5) and Emilee (2.5)

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January 15th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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When are your next appts? Have you met one of them already? I hope that they support your birth plan, but if not are you going to switch providers you think?

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January 16th, 2012, 07:44 AM
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Totally forgot about this post but thanks for responding!! My appt with the first other doctor is next monday, jan 23. The other appt is feb 6. I met with a doula who had labored with the first other doctor and she had less than nice things to say about him which worries me and makes me glad that we are choosing to go with a doula this time around.

The best thing we can do is bring our birth plan to these doctors and make sure my regular doctor signs off on everything we want to do. The only thing that makes me feel a little better is that our hospital was completely fine with our birth plan, so at least we would have them on board for the most part, even if we have to end up with a stupid dr.

And no, we would not switch. There is no guarantee I will even end up with one of these other doctors, maybe I'll go early or late and miss the vacation week? Not to mention, I want him for my fertility treatments and future babies.
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January 16th, 2012, 06:42 PM
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That would be annoying to deal with but hopefully the other doctors will be on board with your birth plan.
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January 17th, 2012, 11:18 AM
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aww that sucks. I wouldn't worry too much. My doc and the doc she works with were no where to be found when i delivered my son. Things still went the same though. I just refused interventions as i wanted and i did fine with the on call doctors.

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January 17th, 2012, 02:23 PM
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I wouldn't worry too much, but then I have Kaiser, so you get the person on duty, which is like a 1 in 50 chance of being your provider. Since I see a NP, she can't deliver anyway. But CNMs deliver most of the babies at my place and they see a good amount of NCBs.

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