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not telling the ob/gyn

March 11 2011 at 2:43 PM
wt  (no login)


This may sound like a dumb question but I'm really just wondering if I'm missing something.

I completely understand that if you are no-tell and live in a small community, that you might not want the ob/gyn office to know because word might get around. But otherwise (I live thousands of miles from the ob/gyn and am very open about the process), are there other legal or medical reasons why people wouldn't tell?

I can think of some reasons why it would be good for the ob/gyn to know: in case there was a hormonal abnormality during the pregnancy, so that the ob/gyn wouldn't push for invasive testing like amnio based on the age of the mother, things like that.

Are there other reasons for not telling?

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  1. Re: not telling the ob/gyn - Dee on Mar 11
  3. downs syndrome ment. - Dee on Mar 11
    1. downs (pg ment) - wt on Mar 11
  4. I didn't tell (success, Down's and m/c mentioned)) - thesameboat on Mar 11
    1. wow! Illegal?! - wt on Mar 11
  5. a good thing to talk to a DE counsler about (same stuff and loss mentioned) - Andi on Mar 11
    1. probably will tell (child and pg ment) - wt on Mar 11
  6. I didn't tell because... - Hopingsoon on Mar 11
  8. telling OB - anonymous on Mar 11
  10. No legal or medical reason to not tell..........(success ment) - Miracle_Wanted on Mar 11
    1. medical reasons- - Piper on Mar 14
  11. If your donor is Rh- - Obie on Mar 12
  13. I think the ob/gyn - Bharani on Mar 12
    1. Barge to Bharani: No, they won't automatically know.....(success ment) - Miracle_Wanted on Mar 12
      1. Thank you - Bharani on Mar 12
      2. huh? - Dee on Mar 12
        1. forget about HIPAA... - mira on Mar 12
          1. question - Dee on Mar 12
            1. 'Supposed to' and 'won't' is a big difference... - Miracle_Wanted on Mar 12
              1. yes but - Dee on Mar 12
  14. Just my story - Patty45 on Mar 12
    1. most of us won''t know anything so it won't make any difference - Orchid on Mar 12
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