Dec 242012

“You’ve been charting for four years. We’ll just go with your date.” – Certified Nurse Midwife to mother when discussing conflicting measurements taken during the 11 week ultrasound.

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 December 24, 2012  CNM, Due Date, Midwife, Ultrasound  Add comments

  6 Responses to “Holiday Sweets! “You’ve Been Charting For 4 Years. We’ll Just Go With Your Date.””

  1. Reminds me of my super-awesome midwife who looked at my chart, saw that at the previous appointment I’d refused to give an LMP and refused a dating ultrasound but given my ovulation date. She said, “You know what? You know what you’re doing. What’s your due-date?” I told her. And that was the exact day the baby arrived. :-)

    I like the Holiday Sweets. Thank you, MOBSW!

    • That’s pretty cool. I knew when I ovulated with my last, and even the dating ultrasound supported my claims, but when my baby came 12 days ahead of the magic wheel and 2 days before my ovulation due date, my midwife still tried to convince me he was a little early. The boy had no vernix and looked completely “done” to me, not to mention he was a full pound bigger than any of my other babies were when born.

      I’m glad there are trusting and trustworthy midwives out there. I’m going to do my best to fall into that category.

  2. This was one of the midwives at the practice that I switched to after leaving my “Quickening’s not until 22 weeks” family practice doctor. It was such a relief to work with care providers who trusted me and my charting.

  3. Wow lovely! I remember bringing in my charts to my first appointment and my doctor actually said, “You can just throw those away.”

  4. My midwife would only go by my LMP even though I knew I O’d a week early. My daughter came a week early (or exactly on MY due date)

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