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Old 01-24-2012, 01:45 AM   #11
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Medical Reason for you to go past 41 weeks: Its healthier to wait then to have an unnecessary c-section.

Anyhow, I have heard tons on how military drs and hospitals and all that insurance stuff is really strict. Is there anyway your dr can change your due date so that you are only 39 weeks on paper? Tell her you messed up on your last period and move it. Thats the only thing I can suggest and still stay in the rules. (Just don't ask your dr to do it, liability and all, just say you want to change when your last period was, and that should automatically change the due date)

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No not at all my dr is very much on my side. We are military and she just happens to be from my home town and she really wants to deliver DD. If I have a section she won't be the one to do it. But because we are military Tri care (ins) has certain rules. One of them is that the baby can't go past 41 wks w/ out a med reason. That's what I have been told/read. I know their are special cases where someone gas gone later. That's just the general rule.
Sorry I'm totally crashing the c-section forum but this is just not true! We are military and tricare has not such rule about going past due. Find a doctor who will do what's best for you and your baby's health

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Old 02-28-2012, 05:03 PM   #13
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Sorry I'm totally crashing the c-section forum but this is just not true! We are military and tricare has not such rule about going past due. Find a doctor who will do what's best for you and your baby's health

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Many doctors in the TriCare network will say whatever sounds good to them and pass it off as TriCare or hospital policy. I'm primarily being seen by midwives, but because I'm "high risk" (pish posh, only because it's twins), I have to see an OB as well. He's amazing; really - I actually like him very much, but he told me at my last appointment that it was against hospital and TriCare policy for my first baby to be born breech.

While it IS true that most (probably all) of the military doctors working at our hospital would be personally unwilling to attend a breech, my midwife assured me soundly that there was no such hospital/TriCare policy, and that it was all case by case and between the doctor and mother. She assured me that "No one can force me to sign the documents required for them to do a C-section, and if I start pushing when the baby is breech then there's not much they can do."

Military or not, we have the same rights as other patients.

I agree with PPs that you should be cautious (not necessary mistrusting, but definitely cautious) of any absolutes that are given to you in either direction. What's one doctor's policy against a huuuge body of research? Read up on going past 41 weeks (because really, anything between 38-42 is typical) vs. a C-section or induction, and then stick to your guns.

At the end of the day, what you feel most comfortable with is what matters.

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