The OB practice I go to is a pretty big practice. They have about 8 midwives, and 8 regular OB/GYN's. Along with 2-3 Physician Assistants or whatever they are called.
When I made my first official "OB" appt for this pregnancy, they made it with a midwife. I had told them that it would be a 4th c-section for me, and they said it was fine that for the first 2 visits it didn't matter who you saw. I said ok and had my first visit. That visit went fine.
When I made this last appointment for my 12 week check it was also made with a midwife. When I got to my appt and she came in I told her I had a few questions/concerns for her. She started to look through my file and then she looked up at me and said "I don't know why you're seeing me. I only see low/no risk pregnancies." I said to her "Oh, well they made the appt with you because they said it didn't matter who I saw for the first 2 visits." She gave me this questionable look and said "really? well with this being your 4th c-section there's nothing I can do for you." I told her how I had my NT ultrasound the day before and that with that ultrasound they were sticking with my due date that I first got with this practice of November 28th. She looked at my file and said "No your due date is December 9th." I said "How can that be with a last menstrual date of February 21st?" She said "we go by your first sonogram which showed you at 7 weeks."
I KNOW that is bull crap because my first sonogram showed me at 9 weeks. And then the NT sonogram confirmed that as showing 12 weeks 3 days. She said "Well if they want to go by that date fine, but we're going by December 9th."
That is NOT gonna fly with me. First of all I have big babies anyway, so if they make me go 2 weeks longer that I'm supposed to you're looking at an 11 lb baby!! Second of all with all the complications I had with my 3rd c-section I am scared to death to go to 39 weeks at this point!!
I told her I had some concerns about the thin uterus and about if I should be seen more often as time goes on etc etc. She said "As I said before, I don't know why you're seeing me. I don't do high risk pregnancies."
Then she said "Well since you had your NT ultrasound yesterday and in your file it says you have a tilted anterior uterus I'm not even going to attempt to hear the heartbeat. You saw it yesterday so that's enough."
She then got up and left.
By the time I got to the car I was full fledged in tears. I called my husband who started going OFF. "How dare them treat you that way!" "we are paying them to do a job" etc etc.
I told him maybe I was completely over reacting. Maybe it was just the hormones or whatever.
I made my next appt with the same doctor who delivered my 2nd son. I'm really hoping for some answers and an agreement to change my due date back. I was/am so upset by my last visit.
I found out later that afternoon hubby ended up calling the practice and speaking with the Head Administrator or whatever. She told him it was a mistake on their part for me to ever see a midwife, but that she was completely wrong in the way she handled the situation. She told my husband that the midwife I saw should have immediately gone and gotten me a doctor to see and gotten someone who could answer my questions. She apologized profusely to him.
Now I'm all embarrassed that he made a stink and I have to go back to this practice for the next 6 months! UGH.
My sister suggested I call a perinatologist and see what they have to say. Call and see if I can get a consultation with one and see what they think about the complications I had during my last c-section and if there's anything to worry about with this pregnancy.