Skip to comments.Hospital won't release baby until a pediatrician is assigned.
Posted on 03/03/2014 1:55:36 PM PST by AlmaKing
My wife is about 2 weeks away from giving birth. The hospital contacted her today and told her that they would not release the baby until we have given them a pediatrician's name.
I don't know if this is policy or law in Arizona. I have started making calls, but am not getting anywhere yet.
Anyone heard of this?
I have other children and was never told anything like this.
It ticks me off because I see it as a threat and a loss of control of my child.
I can try another hospital, but I don't know yet if it will be the same policy or law. And of course my wife doesn't want to switch hospital and doctor.
Have you tried getting a pediatrician?
You better contact your state and local officials, pronto.
You’re about to welcome a new baby into your lives. Of course you’re concerned. I did a quick search, but didn’t find anything. I’ll keep looking, and in the meantime, I know that there are a number of FReepers who may have some insight into this. Hang in there, FRiend.
The only time that I have seen this is if the hospital will allow deliveries, but does not staff pediatricians for birthing due to costs or retaining them, thus you need to have one available.
This is not uncommon in areas where not a lot of babies are delivered on a regular basis (like rural areas).
Have you taken a pregnancy test?
Hope they find a good pediatrician...fast. Might want to talk to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), too.
Not ANOTHER kidnapping by the state is it? Soon people will have their babies at home, not get them social security numbers and take to hiding them in the bulrushes.
This is SCARY!
(Did anyone see that Justina was put into foster care and in a similar case in Massachusetts a boy was taken away from parents for no apparent reason and put up for adoption?! Both instances were associated with Boston Children’s Hospital)
Tell them you will be back in 18 years.
I remember the hospital asking what Pediatrician I was going to use. I had no problem telling them. I don’t know if it was required. I would just give them a name and go on. But that is just my opinion. I understand completely your concerns of why u do not think it should b a requirement to bring your baby home and I agree with you. Best of luck to your family.
Both of my children were born by C-Section, and the pediatrician, pre-selected, attended both births, even though the first was not scheduled. It seemed to be a good idea to me at the time. ? I don’t think it is a law (in Nebraska, at least).
If you don’t already know which pediatrician you will use, just pick a name and write it on there and never go see that person if you don’t want to. They can’t force you to go to a certain doctor, a pox on them.
Don’t you have a pediatrician that you see for your other children?
The hospital is trying to ensure that you have made arrangements for adequate medical care for the new baby. I wouldn’t read too much into it.
Very common requirement.
You should want your baby checked and cleared by your own pediatrician prior to discharge anyway. Since you mentioned that you have other children, I would suppose that you have a pediatrician with whom you are comfortable.
find another hospital and see if they say the same thign
if they ALL say that get yourself a lot of boiling water and do it yourself (they never say what the boiling water is for, so I think it’s just to keep dad occupied and away)
Try not to worry. The hospital staff probably just needs a name for hospital records. Ask the hospital staff to refer you to a pediatrician. Or maybe the OBGYN or midwife will refer you to one. That’s how we found our children’s pediatrician.
Then you’ll have a name to give the hospital before you leave with your baby. That pediatrician might visit your baby in the hospital, too.
After leaving the hospital, you can bring your baby to a different pediatrician, if you like.
It was not uncommon for people to have their babies at home, not that far back in time.
Perhaps this is yet another signal that we have allowed Government influence in our lives to become overbearing to the point of being unbearable?
The chosen pediatrician will see the newborn in the hospital prior to discharge.
You are probably right that the hospital just wants to make sure you have one but its really NONE OF THEIR DAM BUSINESS
and it is making my blood boil that they think they can just withhold your child from you until you follow “THE RULES”
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