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due date, but no ob, advice please im clueless Tabetha Mcclelland Due February 16; 1 child; Princeton, West Virginia 42 posts
17th Feb '13

ok so today is my due date, i havent seen an ob since nov 14th, i moved states and was unabke to get my insurance til the end of january, no ob in the area will take me because i am high risk due to wight loss, pre labor 3 times all before 26 weeks, and had surgery in november, adn cuz i hvaent seen an ob, so ihave been to teh er a few times to get checked, 2 weeks ago was the last time i went and they said i was 50% and dialated 2, that she was head down ready to go and aside from a few small contractions nothing has happened that i know of, so i am unsure of weather i should go to the er tonight or just wait for things to maybe happen on their own, due to my health even with my daughter they didnt let me go over, i was due 12/6 adn they had me go in the 6th at midnight (technically the 7th) to have her, any suggestions, i really dont want to go sit there again for them to treat me like im nuts monitor me then send me home again

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
17th Feb '13

Have u asked around at any preg resource centers? We have one here that works with mothers who don't have a dr. They have local dra volunteer there. Idk if you have something like that around there? That's dumb that noone will take you :( is there a general practitioner that could at least monitor your health? And run appropriate tests if needed?

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
17th Feb '13

Why did u have surgery while pregnant?

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
17th Feb '13

Have you tried finding a midwife? Midwives here will take you no matter what stage of pregnancy you are in.

Tabetha Mcclelland Due February 16; 1 child; Princeton, West Virginia 42 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting lolajessup:" Have u asked around at any preg resource centers? We have one here that works with mothers who don't ... [snip!] ... will take you :( is there a general practitioner that could at least monitor your health? And run appropriate tests if needed?"

no i have called everyone and everywhere, theres nothing like that here, and no reg doc will see me either said i need to see an ob, i said if an ob would see me i wouldnt be trying to see you

Tabetha Mcclelland Due February 16; 1 child; Princeton, West Virginia 42 posts
17th Feb '13

I had to have mu gullbladder removed, it had gotten so bad, i lost 76 lbs while pregnant and it was infecting my pancreas and also has caused me liver disease, and no my insurance wont pay for a midwife and i cant afford one

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
17th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tabetha Mcclelland:</b>" I had to have mu gullbladder removed, it had gotten so bad, i lost 76 lbs while pregnant and it was infecting ... [snip!] ... infecting my pancreas and also has caused me liver disease, and no my insurance wont pay for a midwife and i cant afford one"</blockquote>



Just go to the ER then. They won't turn you away

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46777 posts
17th Feb '13

An OB should never refuse to see you just because you are high risk. I find that a shitty excuse not to see a doctor.



I'd go to the hospital. Explain to them that you don't have a doctor and don't know what to do about being overdue and your health issues.... they should be able to call whichever OB is on-call and get them to come in and speak to you.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15213 posts
17th Feb '13

Doctors HAVE to treat you. Period. You need to call the closest hospital, explain your situation, and let them know you need to meet with the on call OB.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
17th Feb '13

I don't understand why the ER doesn't send you to L&D right away. :? They should be doing that if you're in there for a pregnancy reason. Just go up to L&D and tell them what's going on.

Tabetha Mcclelland Due February 16; 1 child; Princeton, West Virginia 42 posts
17th Feb '13

its not an excuse, its the truth, i have sat on the phone with every ob here, went to their office and signed record release forms so they could have my records from my original ob, they get the records and turn me away, and i have gone to the er, the doctor wont even see me, just the nurses, they said that unless im in full blown labor the doc isnt going to see me, ive explained it to them time and time again, they just wont listen to me and i am stumped they cant let me stay prego forever, and if it causes me to lose my child or causes her to be unhealthy they are going to wish they had just listened to me

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15213 posts
17th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tabetha Mcclelland:</b>" its not an excuse, its the truth, i have sat on the phone with every ob here, went to their office and ... [snip!] ... forever, and if it causes me to lose my child or causes her to be unhealthy they are going to wish they had just listened to me"</blockquote>




Stop calling. Make a new patient appointment. Show up. Get checked out. Period.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46777 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting Tabetha Mcclelland:" its not an excuse, its the truth, i have sat on the phone with every ob here, went to their office and ... [snip!] ... forever, and if it causes me to lose my child or causes her to be unhealthy they are going to wish they had just listened to me"

I am sorry, but honestly I refuse to believe that all the Obstetricians in your state refused to see you because you were high risk. I would have a hard time even believing that ONE doctor would refuse to see you.



And if you ask specifically to speak with a doctor at the hospital, they have to let you.



I don't believe it one bit. I think you haven't seen a doctor because you didn't have insurance and you are making excuses as to why you haven't been seen. I don't find it very entertaining. Get to the hospital, tell them you need to go to L&D, tell them you are overdue and tell them that you need to speak to the OB on-call... it's not that hard.



Shit, here you can even call the hospital and they will page the OB on-call and have them call you directly, regardless of why you even want to speak to them!!

Tabetha Mcclelland Due February 16; 1 child; Princeton, West Virginia 42 posts
17th Feb '13

why is it that i am asking for advice and being genuine about everything said yall wanna jump on me like im in the wrong, some things just cant be helped, i filed for my insurance here the middle of december when i got here its nto my fault that this place is beyond fucked up that it took them so long to approve me, especially becasue i am pregnant, they only gave my daughter (my 2 year old) temporary 45 day insurance, and that was almost up by the time i recieved everything cuz the stupid shit back dates to when you applied, i was asking for helpful advice not to be bitched out like i dont already know shits fucked up so if you cant reply in at least civil manner then theres no need for you to reply at all

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15213 posts
17th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tabetha Mcclelland:</b>" why is it that i am asking for advice and being genuine about everything said yall wanna jump on me like ... [snip!] ... i dont already know shits fucked up so if you cant reply in at least civil manner then theres no need for you to reply at all"</blockquote>




You're pregnant and you have insurance. Make an appointment and show up. They will check you. Problem solved.