It's one thing to know that you can or you should get a second opinion. It's a whole other thing to actually go do it. So many women I speak with are nervous about upsetting their doctors by "going behind their back", worried their doctor will be offended if they get speak with another physician about their pregnancy.
Other women are so overwhelmed by everything that's already going on during their high-risk pregnancy, they can't even think about making an extra appointment with another doctor.
The truth is though, if your doctor is suggesting you a plan of action that doesn't feel right to you, recommending a treatment or medication that could have serious consequences or if you just don't like the options you're being given, you have to get a second opinion for your health and for your baby's wellbeing and safety.
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Why thinking your doctor knows everything could be negatively affecting your health
The story of a couple who had no idea they could get a second opinion in her second trimester (and wished they had found out sooner)
How trusting my doctor led to being overdosed by taking four times the dosage I should have been on
Why it's ok (and sometimes essential) get three or four "second" opinions
Four essential steps to take to get a reliable second opinion (HINT: do not ask your doctor for a recommendation)
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