Questions for the DR.

Amy - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone! I'm 30 weeks pregnant with my first child and I am wondering what kind of things I need to ask my dr. I start going every 2 weeks now, and I know I should be asking things, but I NEVER know what to ask and always feel REALLY dumb when they say, "Do you have any questions?" and I say, "Nope." The pregnancy is going great, so no major concerns...Just wondering if you guys could pass on a few things that you think might be important that I can ask when I go back!

Thanks SO much!
Amy

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Amy - posted on 02/04/2010

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Do you have a birth plan set up? If not you need to start asking him questions to get your birth plan set. Things like what kind of pain management they do, and see what the good and bad is of each of them. Also asking who they let in the room. Ask at what point that your dr wants you at the hospital (mine said contractions 5 min apart, as I tested positive for strep B and needed and IV drip for a few hours before I delivered). You may want to also ask what types of things will be available, I had a birthing ball in the room with me.

Have you talked about what your birth control options after you have the baby are yet? If you plan on breastfeeding make sure you mention it and ask how the different options will effect your supply.

Also, ask him if he would break your watter if you labor slowed down. From personal experience breaking the watter is a HORRIBLE thing if they do it for you, I dilated 3x faster than I should have in a very short amount of time. That's been added to my list, where the dr stand's on that, etc.

Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 02/02/2010

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Maybe now would be a good time to look up stuff about labor and delivery .
Questions like ......
1. What is the hospitals C-section rate ?
2. Dr's thoughts on episiotomies , shaving , enema's , caths ?
3. How well does the hospital stick to birthing plans mothers have created ?
4. When contractions start when should you go to the hospital ? how many minutes apart ?

Carrie - posted on 02/02/2010

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I never had questions either. My first pregnancy went very smoothly and I'm very greatful for that. Just make sure you ask questions you may have even if they sound silly. The doctor hears worse all the time! And if you don't have concerns just enjoy the fact that you don't. There are so many women that have so many complications and are worried almost constantly. Be happy that you don't have concerns. I was. Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy and birth!

Shantane - posted on 02/02/2010

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What symptoms should i be experiencing at week 30? What position is the baby in? weight of baby?What are braxton hicks contractions like?Discharge?Sleeping habits-whats the better side to sleep on?-getting comfortable- ways to go tosleep comfortably?Clumsiness?absentmindedness?Edema?

Megan - posted on 02/02/2010

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Make sure that you bring up any concerns that you may have for the delivery. If you have any special requests for that day make sure you tell your doctor and that you both understand and feel comfortable with everything.



At this point though as long as there are no complications and you have no other concerns dont feel bad for not asking questions, some doctors are very detailed and cover all concerns without you having to ask any questions. If you think of anything you do want to ask make sure you write it down, or call your doctor to ask.



Megan

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