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Ugh, so peeved right now! Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
4th May '13

So my doctor is having me go to NST's twice a week along with ultrasounds, and its an 80 mile round trip for us and its costing us lots of gas and money to travel, but they keep passing the buck back and forth, scheduling told me the doctor had to order them to shorten it to once a week and the doctor told me that scheduling has to do it! But thats not even the half of it! Instead of doing bio ultrasounds they are only checking fluid levels, I haven't been leaking and I'm gestational diabetic so I would think that size of the baby would be more of a concern right? I dont understand why they are doing it this way. Is there any reason for them to be only checking fluid and not the size of the baby? Because I'm super confused! And is it the doctors place to order less appointments or scheduling? I already told them if they didn't work it out I would have to cancel appointments for the sake of our budget, I mean I cant take money from my 2 kids that need food and other essentials.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7825 posts
4th May '13

My question here is......Are there any doctors closer?

hi puddin 4 kids; Lawrence, Kansas 2118 posts
4th May '13

your insurance might have free rides for medical

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
4th May '13

They check the fluid levels because diabetics are more prone to have a high level of fluid which can cause pre-term labor, cord being around the babies neck, and when your water breaks you would be more at risk for the cord coming down before the baby and the baby's head would compress the cord and cut off oxygen to the baby.



I am a type one and have had this issue with both of my pregnancies.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7825 posts
4th May '13
Quoting hi puddin:" your insurance might have free rides for medical"


What?



I don't even have insurance. When I was pregnant, I had medicaid...and drove myself. But what I was asking was if there were any closer doctors to where you live so you didn't have to drive 80 miles. o.O

hi puddin 4 kids; Lawrence, Kansas 2118 posts
4th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:</b>" What? I don't even have insurance. When I was pregnant, I had medicaid...and drove myself. But what ... [snip!] ... myself. But what I was asking was if there were any closer doctors to where you live so you didn't have to drive 80 miles. o.O"</blockquote>




when i was on Medicaid they had free transportation for medical.. it was great

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" My question here is......Are there any doctors closer?"


Sadly no, they moved everything north because they are bleeding money after monopolizing everything! Which sucks because I hate this hospital, I live out in the middle of the sticks in a small town lol.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
4th May '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" They check the fluid levels because diabetics are more prone to have a high level of fluid which can ... [snip!] ... would compress the cord and cut off oxygen to the baby. I am a type one and have had this issue with both of my pregnancies."


That's understandable, but why are they not checking the weight as well? They even said that they was concerned with the baby getting over 7lbs and I couldn't deliver over a 7lb baby.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
4th May '13
Quoting hi puddin:" your insurance might have free rides for medical"


Yes, they do. But even another nurse told me that 2 appts. a week was not necessary, so I should cut them down to 1. I have medicaid as well, and they pay for taxi service.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Moon*Siren:" That's understandable, but why are they not checking the weight as well? They even said that they was concerned with the baby getting over 7lbs and I couldn't deliver over a 7lb baby."


with my last pregnancy I had one high risk u/s a month and they measured the weight then and two u/s a week to check breathing and fluid on top of two NST's a week right after my ultrasound in the morning. I hated it because I was on bed rest and in and out of the car twenty-four/seven due to appointments it really mad no sense to me but I have over 50 u/s pics so can't complain to much lol



They will also start checking the weight more frequently when you get close to your due date around 37 or 38 weeks depending on if you normally go early or not

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
4th May '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" with my last pregnancy I had one high risk u/s a month and they measured the weight then and two u/s ... [snip!] ... weight more frequently when you get close to your due date around 37 or 38 weeks depending on if you normally go early or not"


Damn that sucks, I have no complaints seeing my little guy on ultrasound lol, its just the long drive and all the money its sucking out of us that is the real problem, I cant even get my home prepared for the baby, I mean between the appointment and running my son to school every morning and picking him up at the bus stop, ugh its so frustrating. I had gestational with my other two and they did bio's every week, I guess they changed their policies or something.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Moon*Siren:" Damn that sucks, I have no complaints seeing my little guy on ultrasound lol, its just the long drive ... [snip!] ... I had gestational with my other two and they did bio's every week, I guess they changed their policies or something."


I think they did because with my first (I had him in 09) they only did a Bio u/s once a week and this time around it was like a three ring circus juggling all of the appointments.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
4th May '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" I think they did because with my first (I had him in 09) they only did a Bio u/s once a week and this time around it was like a three ring circus juggling all of the appointments."


Yeah, its crazy! My hubby is so sick of it, he drives because I don't have a license and I know he is feeling like a taxi driver this point lol. But I cant help it and wish I could.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Moon*Siren:" Yeah, its crazy! My hubby is so sick of it, he drives because I don't have a license and I know he is feeling like a taxi driver this point lol. But I cant help it and wish I could."


I know how that is my mother drove me to all of mine because sitting up straight would cause contractions. My poor mom the only days she had off every week where spent driving me to and from appointments, helping me with my 3 year old, and waiting in Dr. offices. I love her she has helped me out so much :-) I hope my sons and I have a close relationship later on like my mom and I.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
4th May '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" I know how that is my mother drove me to all of mine because sitting up straight would cause contractions. ... [snip!] ... I love her she has helped me out so much :-) I hope my sons and I have a close relationship later on like my mom and I."


Ikr, my mom watches my kids every time I have an appointment, I really don't know what I would do without her! She is an amazing mother and person, there isn't a person that doesn't like her everyone loves her lol.