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Doctor switch this late?(long)

Has anyone out there switched OB's this late in the game?The first time I saw my doctor,I wasn't sure whether or not I liked him.

I am a type one diabetic and my blood sugars were running a little too high,and he said to me,"as long as you have glucagon(the low blood sugar shot) if you pass out from a low,it isn't that big of a deal".This made me really mad,but I thought ok,maybe I'm just being overly sensitive.This doctor came highly recommended by my regular doctor,who I trust implicitly,so I continued to see him and things got better,until the past month or so.

The last 3 times I have gone(I go every one to two weeks),I have seen a doctor(different each time)whom I've never met and had no idea I was going to be seeing someone else.I had to sit there and watch each new doctor read my history.The last 2 times I waited an hour to two hours to see the doctor(who wasnt mine)for 5 minutes.

I went to see a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for a level 2 ultrasound,and learned more about labor and delivery from the 10 minute consultation after the U/S then in almost weekly visits for 23 weeks from my own doctor.

I am switching doctors and hospitals,and feel I have every right to do so,but my family doesn't think it's a good idea to switch so late.Any positive experiences would be appreciated.Thanks for reading!

Lilypie - (yNYF)

Lilypie - (bSes)

T1 diabetes diagnosed 11/95 due to severe pancreatic injury
BFP 1 1/22/10 EDD 9/30/10 Adria b. 9/11/10 d.8/9/11, Transposition of the Great Arteries,
Pleural effusion, Kidney Failure
BFP 2 4/26/12 EDD 1/3/13 M/C 5/13/12
BFP 3 10/3/12 EDD 6/17/13 Twins! Preston and Juliet b. 5/22/13

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Doctor switch this late?(long)

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    YOU are the best advocate for both yourself and your baby.

    If you are not happy with the medical care you are treating, do not risk your health or that of your babies to pacify the opinions of others.

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    Absolutely switch.  Your fam isnt delivering LO. You are. You need to feel confident and comfortable with your OB.  When you leave the practice, could you please please please let them know WHY.  These people need to understand that you are not just a  piggy bank, but a PATIENT.
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    imagedenise_m:

    YOU are the best advocate for both yourself and your baby.

    If you are not happy with the medical care you are treating, do not risk your health or that of your babies to pacify the opinions of others.

    This.  If I felt like I was not getting the best care from my practice, I would switch.

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    I switched from an OB to a Family Practice doctor/midwife at 7 months with DS. I was not happy with my care. I did not switch hospitals because it was the closest one without having to drive an hour, my OB happened to be the "man" in charge of the whole OB facility so he was not particularly happy with this switch and was actually in the office getting the info as I delieverd. My delivery was complicated with DS and I should have had a C Section. But I didn't. Looking back I wasn't happy with either of my doctors, but then again, Im picky. This time Im going to a totally different hospital but sticking with a midwife.
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    imagedenise_m:

    YOU are the best advocate for both yourself and your baby.

    If you are not happy with the medical care you are treating, do not risk your health or that of your babies to pacify the opinions of others.

    This.  If I felt like I was not getting the best care from my practice, I would switch.

    This.  Absolutely this.  All that matters is that you do what is best for you and your LO.  End of story.  Both of my SIL's changed around 6 months along!  One because of a similar story to yours (she didn't feel comfortable with 8 different doctors and not being able to ensure to some degree WHO would be there the day of delivery) and the other due to an out of state move.  Both found fantastic doctors who they adored!  GL.

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    I almost had to switch at 18 weeks because of my new insurance (almost) not covering the OB.  Fortuntately, I didn't have to and I am glad because I love the midwives at the practice I attend. BUT you have a very good reason to switch, and if you are going to spend every appt. with a new doctor, you are better off going to see a different practice anyhow.
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    I had to switch at 32 weeks last pregnancy. my last dr. threw me to the wolves. She was pregnant all along and didn't tell me until her maternity leave( she was tiny and all of 90 lbs and asian so NO I couldn't tell with dr coat on) and her fill ins treated me bad leaving me in the hot waiting room for hours then making me feel like a charity case. Changing dr's was the best decision for me. She wouldn't be there for the labor or delivery or after check up. I found a single practice dr which is very rare these days, and changed to a man dr and I just love him. He gives me the best ob/gyn care I have ever had. Contact your insurance company first to see if they approve. I found the exact dr i was looking for by getting on the yahoo newsgroup birthing network for my area and asking the other women who fit the description of what I was looking for. I needed to know my dr. was going to be the one that was there with me and for me and it was a weight off of me to know he would be.
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    Thanks everyone!I know i'm making the right decision,it's just nice to hear that other people have gone through the same stuff!

    Lilypie - (yNYF)

    Lilypie - (bSes)

    T1 diabetes diagnosed 11/95 due to severe pancreatic injury
    BFP 1 1/22/10 EDD 9/30/10 Adria b. 9/11/10 d.8/9/11, Transposition of the Great Arteries,
    Pleural effusion, Kidney Failure
    BFP 2 4/26/12 EDD 1/3/13 M/C 5/13/12
    BFP 3 10/3/12 EDD 6/17/13 Twins! Preston and Juliet b. 5/22/13

     

     

     

     

     

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