Nasty midwife and due date issues.
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|Sun, 03-02-2008 - 12:46pm|
I have been going to a clinic (due to no insurance) which do not have OB doctors, but instead have midwives. One is very nice and supportive, the other...well, not so "nice" I guess you can say.
Since I don't have any insurance, they have pretty much refused to do any ultrasounds on me because I would have to pay for them myself (at $1,000 each time), I can't afford it. So, I've been going to a 3d/4d ultrasound place and only have to pay $135/first visit, $74.50/second visit, 3rd visit free. Much more affordable and in color at that.
The one midwife is all for it and said she was going to start referring clients that don't have insurance there. They have a certified doctor that looks over each ultrasound performed, the lady that does the ultrasound has been certified for 14 years and she is actually someone who travels all over the US to train others on the GE machine they use for the ultrasound. Very qualified if you ask me.
The other midwife is very negative about the entire situation...telling me they have no experience, are not real doctors, she will not take anything they have to say seriously etc. It's kind of pissing me off.
My question is.... I had my IUD removed to try to have a baby and was pregnant (as far as we could guess) after 6 weeks. BUT, there's no real way of knowing by going by my "period". When the IUD was removed, I bled for 2 weeks straight, was off a week and bled lightly for about 3 days. Not really sure if you could call it a period. So....they simply guessed a due date of April 30th.
I went and had my ultrasound done and from the measurements, said I was further along and my actual due date would be April 20th.
I just recently went for another ultrasound and the measurements gave a due date of April 13th and at least an 8 pound baby if I carry to term.
According to the midwife...you can't go by any ultrasound done in the 3rd trimester because the baby is too big and the due date they will give you will be off by about 3 weeks.
Does anyone know if this is true? Do the ultrasounds get less accurate the further along you get in your pregnancy? I'm just trying to figure out if she's just being negative as usual or if this has any truth to it. Let me know if any of you have ever heard anything of the sort. Thanks