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Just found out i'm pregnant!

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Liz~*Celebrating Home *~ 4
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YouReallyThinkSo 1
Mom25 1
Momzilla 1
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jewlsssss --- 5 years ago -

So I am about 6 weeks along and live off base near Camp Pendleton. This is our first pregnancy and I have no idea which obgyn I should see! Are there any recommendations near oceanside or vista? Should I go to the Naval Hospital on base? Or see a doctor off base? I have Tri Care Standard.. ANY recommendations or personal experience would be great. Really nervous about what to expect and who to see! :) 

Poe --- 5 years ago -

Congrats and good luck! I go to Vista way OBGYN and I like it, I'm switching to Kaiser next month though. 

jewlsssss --- 5 years ago -

Does Kaiser accept tri care? 

Poe --- 5 years ago -

No. 

CLLP --- 5 years ago -

My DR is DR Mostofian at the Naval Hospital in OBGYN clinic. She is great! She delivered my twins. 

jewlsssss --- 5 years ago -

Ive been getting mixed reviews on the Naval Hospital? Its kind of freaking me out! lol im glad to hear a good experience from you! 

accountnickname --- 5 years ago -

Poe, why Kaiser over Tricare? My neighbor has Kaiser and has had serious issues. When she went into heart failure after giving birth because of an undiagnosed faulty heart valve, Kaiser tried to drop her and so far won't pay for the heart surgery her doctors say she needs.

I actually have another insurance as well, but mine is Anthem Blue Cross. 

Poe --- 5 years ago -

Because that's what's offered at my work. 

accountnickname --- 5 years ago -

Because that's what's offered at my work.

Of course, that was a fairly dumb question for me to ask. lol 

CLLP --- 5 years ago -

Ive been getting mixed reviews on the Naval Hospital? Its kind of freaking me out! lol im glad to hear a good experience from you! 

You are going to keep getting mixed reviews too. Some people have good experiences and some have bad. 

Liz~*Celebrating Home *~ --- 5 years ago -

I see Dr. Stoker now. She performed my c-section with my second. I was also seen in Family Practice at Naval for my pregnancy and was sent to OB to meet the Dr who would try to turn my son, but no luck. So I had to have a c-section. Have you called to see when you can go in to take a pregnancy test? If not you need to do that. 

jewlsssss --- 5 years ago -

I called today and she said she couldn't find me in the system I'm guessing it's because I have standard? But the tri care was closed so I'm calling in the am. She said from there she can see if I can make an appointment or I might have to switch to prime. 

Liz~*Celebrating Home *~ --- 5 years ago -

Do you have a regular PCM? 

Northernpeach --- 5 years ago -

Read the 142 other posts about being pregnant and the daily struggle of WHERE to deliver.. its not the end of your life, every hospital has its ups and downs. 

YouReallyThinkSo --- 5 years ago -

jewl everyone has different opinions, I recently gave birth at the naval hospital and if I had to do it all over again I would switch to standard and be seen out in town. I had a horrible experience my whole pregnancy and by the time my referrals were denied to go out in town and after jumping through a bunch of hoops and still getting turned down it was to late. But everyone's experience is different. 

jewlsssss --- 5 years ago -

I don't have a regular PCM. I just moved here about 4 months ago. I understand every hospital has its ups and downs but since choosing one is in my control at the moment I want what's best for myself and my baby. I'm considered high risk and want to do everything possible to deliver a healthy baby 

Liz~*Celebrating Home *~ --- 5 years ago -

I didnt have any problems with Naval at all. You will hear good and bad things about every hospital. 

Liz~*Celebrating Home *~ --- 5 years ago -

Well you need to go to your PCM first, so you need to chose one and then they will send a referral for an OB. 

BSoule --- 5 years ago -

I recently gave birth at the naval hospital and if I had to do it all over again I would switch to standard and be seen out in town. I had a horrible experience my whole pregnancy and by the time my referrals were denied to go out in town and after jumping through a bunch of hoops and still getting turned down it was to late. But everyone's experience is different. 

Haven't given birth yet but same exp. so far. I absolutely hate it. I finally had to ask for another doc because mine was so bad. & then I get another and end up loosing my job because they give me the run around on getting my forms filled out before I left. 

Momzilla --- 5 years ago -

If you have standard you don't need a referral to be seen off base. You just call an ob and make the appt. You should google tri cities ob drs or scripps ob doctors. 

MyLuckyStars88 --- 5 years ago -

I say, if you're consider High Rish (as I Was too) GO OFF BASE!! Dont even mess with VH!! I just moved here 5 months ago too and dont know of any OBs down here off of base yet!! Good luck and I wish you and your baby the BEST and stay healthy!! 

Brooks Mom --- 5 years ago -

I went to an ob/gyn on base worst experience ever so i went to a doctor out in Laguna Hills dr.kenneth james the office was so nice and he is super cool. and he was on the bachelor like years ago. 

sweetcheeks --- 5 years ago -

Congrats!! So exciting! 

HarlequinSoul --- 5 years ago -

Check out sharp Mary birch in SD. My friend was very high risk with kidney issues and such and she swears by them! It's a birthing center slash hospital setting but very nice abd comfy, with wonderful staff. Specializing in high risk :-) congrats! 

MKClark --- 5 years ago -

From some articles I read if you are high risk and only rate standard they will cover you 100% even out in town. I am high risk ad tri care told me this. I have prime and living in florida but it was good to know that high risk is covered 100% even on standard 

Blondie1985 --- 5 years ago -

Congrats! No babies here, yet, so no rec's. :) 

Mom25 --- 5 years ago -

If you can make the drive North of base, Orange Coast Women's Center is great.This is a trek for you though.

They have a small office in San Clemente, but I go to Laguna Hills and deliver in July (Also High Risk)

My previous were High Risk but at Quantico. You will have good and bad everywhere, but ask questions early and switch if needed, just be sure to get records of all labs and appts if you switch.

Congratulations! 

1Mom --- 5 years ago -

Do not go to the Naval hospital specially if high risk, try Scripps Medical, they have a variety of doctors u can choose from. 

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