I'm located in Northwestern Ohio. There recently was a doctor suspended for unethical behaviors. Guess who that doctor was... My OB/Gyn.
This has left me in a very frustrating situation.
I'm 30 weeks pregnant. (3rd Trimester - 7.5 months along)
I was ready and completely comfortable with the approaching due date.
I had a plan in my mind for how this was going to be. I had my hospital chosen (and I am familiar with birthing there).
I got a call from my OB's office giving me about 3 hours to find a new doctor to have my medical faxed over to the new doctor. Both of my boys had an appointment at their pediatrician's office- so I actually had even less time than that.
Having no health insurance and in my third trimester, I was denied time and time again while searching for my new doctor.
I found a group of midwives who would accept me as a patient.
I've never had a midwife. I have only had an OB deliver my children. Even though I write about alternative lifestyle choices and natural wellness topics ... I am uncomfortable with the idea of having a midwife!
I feel like a first-time mom, again.
I have all of the fears of delivery and anxiety surrounding the birth of a child.
I'm terrified of all of the 'what if's' that could happen and feel extremely uneasy knowing that there won't be a doctor right there if a complication should happen (hopefully there will be no complications). Also, I am being forced to deliver at a hospital on the other side of town (still within 15-20 minutes drive-time as opposed to 5 minutes).
I don't want to deliver when I'm due!
I am due on Black Friday 2015! I am hoping that I do not go into labor on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or at all that weekend. The traffic will be a nightmare, and I really just want everything to go smoothly.
As of right now, I really have no idea what to expect.
I may end up just going to the Emergency Room at my preferred hospital to deliver Casey. The OB on staff for emergencies was actually who delivered Cas, because even though my labor was induced, my OB showed up right as Cas made his appearance into the world. So, I'm slightly more comfortable with that option.