Are you "allowed" to go over due?

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Registered: 03-31-2005
Are you "allowed" to go over due?
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Fri, 07-18-2008 - 7:42pm

Hi everyone,


I don't post much, but linger about here and there.

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Registered: 03-31-2005
Mon, 07-21-2008 - 9:35pm

Hi Marci,


I asked for a copy of the study that stated that pregnant woman over 40 needed to go twice a week for the last month for US and NST - and never got a copy.

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Registered: 03-31-2005
Tue, 07-22-2008 - 10:09pm

Well I had another appt today.

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Registered: 05-16-2007
Wed, 07-23-2008 - 12:05am

I was due january 10th,,, I had my baby on the 15th..

I really wonder where some of these doctors come from I must have had a perfect doctor.

Anyway I think that sometimes doc thing that becuase we are older we need to hurry up and get our babies out of us, but geez I feel that if the baby is good and you are good they why not let it happen naturally. but on the other hand because you had a CS the first time they usually just like to do another one to avoid giving the baby stress of labor that might end up in a CS anyway.

but dont quote me im not a doc

Dyan







baby Mikey at 2 months Wow what a change


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Registered: 12-31-2006
Wed, 07-23-2008 - 12:56pm

I figured this was a scheduling issue if there is no medical reason.


Having worked for doctors that prefer to do CS because they can schedule them during the day rather than be interrupted at night for a delivery, I can tell you that they like to squeeze you into their perfect schedule. They put a lot of pressure on you to not rock the boat.


The reality is, if you have insurance (other than Medicaid), tell them if they force you into a CS schedule you will find another doc to deliver your baby. That other doctor will be happy to get that delivery fee for doing no other work.


Insurance companies pay for prenatal care all roll up into the delivery charge. They don't pay for each visit separately UNLESS you change doctors before delivery (then they have to). The largest chunk of the payment though is for the delivery (say they paid $2000 for a baby, $1500 might be the delivery payment alone).


So unless those docs want to lose the larger chunk of what is due them, they should be quite cognizant of the idea that you run the show and that you want this done the right way

Yvonne :-)

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