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Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7203 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" 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."



This.

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7203 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"


Just walk into L&D and say you are over due and think you are in labor.
If there is a county hospital anywhere near you, go there. They can't turn you away.
You should be far enough along to report directly to any L&D and skip the ER entirely.
ETA: Try going to an OB's office and saying you're unable to get your records so they can't be scared off? lol.

willoughfam Due May 26 (girl); 3 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 331 posts
17th Feb '13

I would go up to the hospital and say you think your water is leaking. If they take you to L&D and check you and try to send you home say "I have no doctor and today is my due date". They should help you. Also you could try going to your local health department and tell them you need to be seen. If they refuse I would say that I wasn't leaving until I saw a doctor. GL!

Aurea Nicole Due July 21; Japan 1 posts
17th Feb '13

Im sorry your going thru all this, i believe you too. Where i live dr.s refuse to see you if you are in your third tri. Its crazy, but you should just go to er tell them n hopefully they will finally do something.

It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13* 19 kids; Kyle, Texas 4244 posts
18th Feb '13

Op that sucks. Just go to the er and say your having regular contractions and leaking or something like that. They have to check you. If they ask who your dr is just say you haven't found one who will accept you yet and they usually will give you a list of drs.



When I was 7 months with my oldest my midwife turned me away because my BP went up and I was spilling protein. It took me up till 3 weeks before my due date to find a dr to accept me. Even then she was a shitty dr.



I would just stick to heading into the er with "labor symptoms" and go from there.



Best of luck.

Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
18th Feb '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" I am sorry, but honestly I refuse to believe that all the Obstetricians in your state refused to see ... [snip!] ... 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!!"


I believe her. When I was in my third trimester I tried to change OBs because mine was a total douche. I called EVERYWHERE and no one would take me. I ended up having to stay with the OB I had.

OP, go to the ER and tell them today is your due date and you think you're leaking fluid and you're having contractions. They'll check you out. I've done that several times during my pregnancy.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
18th Feb '13

Op what happened

Karen L.S. TTC since Aug 2013; 5 kids; Texas 299 posts
18th Feb '13

Honestly I would go to L&D and say you haven't felt the baby move in a while or some other good excuse. Explain to them you don't have an OB . You will get the one on call and most of the time you will follow up with them. Unlike what some people here have said doctors don't have to accept patients. Sometimes they can't accept patients due to the fact they have a lot of patients due the same time or like one of mine retiring . Another one of my OB's was also pregnant and due after me so she cut back on patients and planned to take maternity leave herself. Hospital/ ER/ L&D doctors are required to take patients no matter their history . Maybe the hospital can help you find an OB. Ask to talk to someone at the hospital to help you find one. Maybe social services. You could also find a health clinic that might take you. Good luck

Tabetha Mcclelland Due February 16 (girl); 1 child; Princeton, West Virginia 42 posts
19th Feb '13

I finally got an ob to see me, she is seeing me today at 3 30 to see whats going on and figure out what to do, i literally was crying on the phone with the receptionist cuz they tried to turn me away again, i told her well if the doc wont see me can i at least talk to her and get her advice on what to do, im worried about my baby and the hospital just checks me and sends me home but it did take me lying to get in, i had to tell them my previous ob thought i may have pre eclampsia, i hate lying but damnit i had to do something!!

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
19th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tabetha Mcclelland:</b>" I finally got an ob to see me, she is seeing me today at 3 30 to see whats going on and figure out what ... [snip!] ... to get in, i had to tell them my previous ob thought i may have pre eclampsia, i hate lying but damnit i had to do something!!"</blockquote>




You gotta do what you gotta do. So you have the reason y the previous dr suspected pre e ready? Protein in urine maybe?

Tabetha Mcclelland Due February 16 (girl); 1 child; Princeton, West Virginia 42 posts
21st Mar '13

ok check out my labor story to find out what happened...