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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 15:58 PM   11
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Thanks for all your words of encouragement, ladies. It looks like the OB really didn't know what she was doing, because my little bub is doing just fine! Measuring at exactly 9w1d and a heart rate of 176bpm.

I'm so relieved!



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 16:03 PM   12
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Oh that's great!!!



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 16:27 PM   13
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Ahh so relieved for you!



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 17:45 PM   14
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 00:19 AM   15
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 06:57 AM   16
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That's great news! You must be so relieved



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 07:20 AM   17
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That's great news...but- this is private health care that you are paying for right? If the OB can't work the scanner she shouldn't be offering the service and should be employing a technician to do that part of your care. How do you know the rest of the care she is offering isn't suboptimal. If it were me I would switch to a different doctor.

I'm in the uk where care is totally different but I find her behaviour quite unprofessional.



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 15:21 PM   18
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That's great news...but- this is private health care that you are paying for right? If the OB can't work the scanner she shouldn't be offering the service and should be employing a technician to do that part of your care. How do you know the rest of the care she is offering isn't suboptimal. If it were me I would switch to a different doctor.

I'm in the uk where care is totally different but I find her behaviour quite unprofessional.
There's so much more they've already screwed up since the start of this pregnancy, including misdiagnosing an ectopic pregnancy despite there being absolutely no reason to suspect one. My HCG levels were excellent, I had no pain or bleeding, etc. but the OB couldn't find my embryo at 6 weeks and dubbed it ectopic right off the bat. She called their emergency folks and told them I was having pain and bleeding, and that I needed an emergency diagnostic ultrasound. I ended up paying for a private scan and they had no trouble finding my little bean and its heartbeat right away.

Unfortunately the insurance plan we currently have only allows us to use doctors within a network, and the nearest network ob office is where I am being cared for now. This company is more like a retail business than a healthcare company. They run their offices like assembly lines, getting patients in and out as quickly as possible, with the least amount of effort they can manage. The OBs do not have ultrasound techs in their office, and all their machines are ancient and low resolution, because it's cheaper than paying for good machines and the hourly wages of dedicated ultrasound techs.

They have all kinds of ridiculous rules - for example, even though I have a history of low estrogen & progesterone, and previous miscarriages, my OB was not ALLOWED to prescribe me supplements because she doesn't work in the infertility department. I had to go pay out of pocket for a 3rd party to examine my bloodwork/records and prescribe hormone supplements so I could prevent another loss.

They're similar to retail in that there are limited locations where you can access services, and if the nearest location doesn't offer something you need, oh well. Drive 1 hour or more to get treatment, or do without.

It's like needing to go shopping at walmart or tesco. You might have one down the street from your home, but imagine if what you needed was a new car, and Tesco or walmart were your only options for shopping. Since they don't carry cars for sale - too bad for you!

Or let's say your nearest location DOES sell cars, and you go in and ask the only person on the sales floor that you can find to sell you a car. And the salesperson says, "Well I can see you need a car, and are indeed qualified, and I am also qualified to sell them, but I can't sell you one. I am only allowed to sell sandwiches this week. Would you like a sandwich?"

That's this company. I hate it.

But we can't change insurance until November, and the new plan won't go into effect until January 2018, so for now I'm stuck! And I keep having to get second opinions on EVERYTHING. I do not need this kind of stress.



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 16:11 PM   19
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That is so crappy. Thank god for the nhs here.
At least your new insurance plan thing will be in place before the baby's due!



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 18:20 PM   20
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That sounds awful. Poor you- pregnancy is a stressful time without having to put up with that. I guess the positive side is that your baby is thriving so fingers crossed everything goes smoothly and you have to see her as little as possible!



 
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