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What decisions will my doctors have the power to make in labor and delivery?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Those you sign for

Entry into the hospital & or physician /patient relationship generates a paper trail.
This may include a broad permission to treat & specific paperwork detailing the types of procedures you may need during the treatment & a write-up of possible complications.Discuss any concerns you have long before labor. In an emergency, they may only have minutes to act & salvage baby & delays could be deadly.

In brief: Those you sign for

Entry into the hospital & or physician /patient relationship generates a paper trail.
This may include a broad permission to treat & specific paperwork detailing the types of procedures you may need during the treatment & a write-up of possible complications.Discuss any concerns you have long before labor. In an emergency, they may only have minutes to act & salvage baby & delays could be deadly.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Two way street

You have complete control over medical decisions that concern you.
Since you have a baby inside you, your doctor in responsible for both patients. Certain medical conditions place the mom's needs at odds with the baby's. All medical decisions should be discussed with you and you have the right to participate in your care.

In brief: Two way street

You have complete control over medical decisions that concern you.
Since you have a baby inside you, your doctor in responsible for both patients. Certain medical conditions place the mom's needs at odds with the baby's. All medical decisions should be discussed with you and you have the right to participate in your care.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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