Denied Prenatal Care?
I went in for my first OB appointment today. When I told him my goal was a HBAC, he said he cannot provide prenatal care at all unless I agree to a hospital labor and birth. He also told me no doctor in the group will provide me with prenatal care if I plan to attempt a home birth (my insurance does cover complete prenatal care).
I was shocked to hear him say that I have only a 10% chance of ANY VBAC, let alone HBAC, and they won't even see me because I could put their practice at risk!
If I were a smoker and refused to quit smoking, they wouldn't just say "sorry, we can't give you any medical care unless you quit?" I'm fuming and crying at the same time.
The midwife I am seeing is far away and doesn't include testing, I had planned to have a relationship with the OB throughout the pregnancy. Doesn't this stance seem wrong???
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