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Old 11-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #16
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Re: How often do you see your doctor or midwife?

Originally Posted by MDever View Post
This was the first time I have met this particular midwife. I really liked her but I was just surprised. She also mentioned that the maternal fetal specialist that oversee their practice would want me to have a growth ultrasound at 32 weeks as well as weekly NSTs from 34 weeks on because my BMI is high. I have had 4 other babies and this has never been an issue before. I have been this same size my entire adult life. In fact I switched to this provider hoping for less intervention.
I don't like that at all. Unless there are other things going on with baby, I wouldn't be doing those NSTs. What a pita that would be!

Originally Posted by Kiliki View Post
I wouldn't mind the extra visits and would tolerate them for less intervention and/or a caregiver I loved.... however that COMBINED w.the extra tests seems a bit over the top. Sounds almost like they are treating you as high risk. If that's the case now, I can't imagine their attitude will bode well for you, wanting minimal intervention.
Boo on them.

I'd sit down and discuss it with them, explain to them how things went with your previous pregnancies with a different care provider (try to remember! ) and see what they say. If they're stuck on all those appts and NSTs... I'd be going back to where I had been previously, or finding another care provider.
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