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"Giving birth: My understanding of problems associated with meconium"

About: Tristar Medical Group

(as the patient),

My visit to a Tristar Medical Centre.

I believe the doctor lied to me. The doctor and the ultrasound tech we used told me a story about seeing meconium in the water on the ultrasound for my 42 week 2 day gestation baby girl. I was told this was life threatening and we should head straight to the hospital or the baby could die. We were planning a home birth and this seemed to frighten the doctor, and I was under the impression that we were being coerced into hospital to make us birth there.

The problems I found with the story the doctor told me didn’t fit with my understanding of problems associated with meconium appearing on an ultrasound.

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