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gigiwesson 3 kids; La Quinta, California 170 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lauren ∆:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" ... [snip!] ... Yeah whereas here insurance pays them So the more $$ it costs the more they make. So why not do unnecessary procedures, right?"


This.
It's why i don't think any OB should be on commission. It's just stupid. Yeah, let's do OPEN ABDOMINAL SURGERY for no medical reason whatsoever. Makes perfect sense. SMH.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting RonniG:" More the Dr's fault than hers. She's young and probably misinformed. What's his excuse?"


I agree with you. When she told the Dr how she felt I think the Dr should have said that it is very common to feel very uncomfortable at the end of a pregnancy.(so the girl could know this was normal and not be worried)

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" Eh, she could have ended up in a csection anyway...you really never know. Shes also 16, uneducated on ... [snip!] ... of trying to push your body into doing something it isnt ready to. The doctor is nuts but he just cares about $$ most likely."


This is why the Dr should have explained things to her. I think its sad that the Dr let her go on with the induction instead of making her hold off.



Of course we can only know what they let us see on the show... but what it did show made it look like she was in great health and was feeling uncomfortable and just wanted the baby out.( I know that feeling) But that at 37 weeks the Dr wanted her to wait another week.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting gigiwesson:" This. It's why i don't think any OB should be on commission. It's just stupid. Yeah, let's do OPEN ABDOMINAL SURGERY for no medical reason whatsoever. Makes perfect sense. SMH."


Whoooo OB's are on commission? I had no idea!

gigiwesson 3 kids; La Quinta, California 170 posts
24th Jan '13

I guess it depends on the hospital/practice where the doctor is at. But some of them get comission or "incentives" for bringing in surgical procedures or high cost procedures. Totally immoral IMO.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting gigiwesson:" I guess it depends on the hospital/practice where the doctor is at. But some of them get comission or "incentives" for bringing in surgical procedures or high cost procedures. Totally immoral IMO."


OMG this makes total since to me now! Listen to this and see what you think. As soon as I got pregnant it was clear I would probably have a very high risk delivery.(I have a lot of previous issues) And in the end I did! I had to be put all the way under for a c-section.



So I was seeing my Dr and one time I saw another dr in the practice and loved her! So I asked my nurse if I could switch to the other Dr.. in the same practice. The nurse told me I could not switch. I did not get why I could not switch. I asked over and over "why is it such a big deal" and the nurse told me "well the Dr who got you at your first appointment gets the credit for you" I was lost... I said "credit?" She said yes the dr who sees you first gets the credit for bringing you to the practice. If you switch then the other Dr will have to see you but get no credit.



I had no idea what the hell they were talking about. Until now! That sounds just like commission!

gigiwesson 3 kids; La Quinta, California 170 posts
24th Jan '13
Quoting applelove:" OMG this makes total since to me now! Listen to this and see what you think. As soon as I got pregnant ... [snip!] ... see you but get no credit. I had no idea what the hell they were talking about. Until now! That sounds just like commission!"


Sounds like it. You see it more with private practices rather than doctors in a hospital or HMO. My doc is in a practice by herself so at least I know it's not like that with her. I also hate that c-sections are so routine. People just "order" them. I think it's really stupid. Even some of my friends go in for an "elective" c-section. To me, elective surgery is cosmetic and only that. I find it disturbing that people would rather cut holes in their body than have the baby exit the way they are supposed to. I mean, my high-risk OB is surprised that I am not electing a c-section since my last pregnancy ended with my daughter having shoulder dystocia (stuck) and she had to get vacuumed out, and I had a third degree perineal tear. I just looked at him and said, "well, after that I could probably give birth to a rhino, so there shouldn't be any problem with this baby". Moron. I am actually hoping like hell I don't have to have an emergency c-section since this baby keeps presenting transverse or frank breech. I will if I have to but only because it would be an EMERGENCY.



Okay, rant over, LOL.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting gigiwesson:" Sounds like it. You see it more with private practices rather than doctors in a hospital or HMO. My ... [snip!] ... presenting transverse or frank breech. I will if I have to but only because it would be an EMERGENCY. Okay, rant over, LOL."


I actuly wanted a c section because of other health problems I have but they did not want me too. So I was induced (with no pain meds or epidural) for 24 hours. The whole time the baby's heat rate was dropping. I was pushing for 4 hours and the baby could not handle it. I could not handle it. This was the worst experience of my life. I was standing on the bed trying to push this kid out who was stuck. I felt NO urge to push at all. I was yelling at them to kill me. Then eventually they put me under for a csection. I woke up a long time later and a lot of people had already seen my baby :( My dream of letting my baby go right to my breast was ruined. I am seriously crushed by this. And horrified that if I have another baby I will have to be put to sleep again.



I knew my body could not do it naturally with all my other health issues. But they wanted me to "try"



Those fuckers



So some people do need c sections.... but if I had not been induced I think I could have done it.



Sorry that was my rant LOL

gigiwesson 3 kids; La Quinta, California 170 posts
25th Jan '13

Oh, I totally agree that c-sections can be medically necessary. Any time baby or mom is in danger I am all for them. i just can't stand "elective" ones when there's nothing that indicates that it is needed.

Katie[ღ]Siℓas 17 kids; Grand Haven, Michigan 2071 posts
25th Jan '13
Quoting RonniG:" More the Dr's fault than hers. She's young and probably misinformed. What's his excuse?"


I think that some doctors are more about making more money, than actually helping people. C-sections cost more money, induction has a high chance to end in c-sections.. so lets push inductions on people who don't know any better and make more money! :?

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
26th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting applelove:</b>" OMG this makes total since to me now! Listen to this and see what you think. As soon as I got pregnant ... [snip!] ... see you but get no credit. I had no idea what the hell they were talking about. Until now! That sounds just like commission!"</blockquote>




Wtf?!?! I go to a practice where there's a ton of drs and they make it clear that you get who you get when u go into labor. They all work together. So theres no you stole my patient bs. I like that. At my peri they don't like to work with anyone but their own patients but I don't think it's a money thing I think it's a knowledge of their case issue.