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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:00 PM
Planning an elective C-section this time round (don't want to do VBAC unless it all just happens!)
Obstetrician is away for my 38th and 39th week of pregnancy. Was planning a c-section in week 39.
Obs gets back at 39+6.
I won't have the c-section before 38 weeks unless I go into labour spontaneously.
Obs works with other obs who are all nice, as far as I know.
Other point- ob does most deliveries at hospital Y and I want to have my baby at hospital X- obs is happy to deliver at hospital X and indeed still does high risk deliveries from there.
Go with my usual ob, have a c-section after they get back and take my chances that I won't go into labour before, knowing that I might?
Change obs but stay in the same practice?
Go with an ob who actually does all deliveries from hospital X?
Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:14 AM
Hi Stan the Fan Man.
This is definitely a tricky one.
What does your OB advise?
If it was me, I would ask the OB you previously used for a recommendation of another OB that shares his practice (that delivers at Hospital X).
This may help with communication - particularly if issues from the previous pregnancy are going to impact on this one as both your previous OB and current OB will likely have a working relationship and both have access to your files easily.
I think I would be too nervous about the OB being away for those weeks late in pregnancy, especially if you are looking to elective C-Sect.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:23 AM
I went with my current OB who was booked to go on holiday from 37-39wks I was booked in for cs the first day back at 39w5d.
Bubs had other ideas coming at 36w3d. So I still had my OB
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:29 AM
Tricky situation. As soon as I got my BFP I rang my OB to check if she was going on holidays in case I was going to have to search for a new one...
I guess it depends about whether you want that continuity of care.
PS - have you had your dates confirmed yet with a scan?
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:45 AM
I'd be changing to an ob in the same practice as long as they are happy to deliver at hospital x. I would not be happy at week 38/39, no way.
I ended up with an on call Dr for my last labour which was emergency c-section. I really would like the continuity of care next time, as thats one of the reasons for going private (for me anyway)
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