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    Confused Tricare??? for Mothers

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    well we finally got me enrolled in tricare, but i am a little uneasy about the whole thing. my insurance goes out at the end of this month (and it way too much to continue with thats why we went with tricare) and i am so use to the RN that i have had over at Kaiser and they know my entire history before/during pg. I am not sure about leaving something i was so comfortable with

    DH feels more comfortable with me having tricare and i know that we have talked about it before but i just feel like i want to and

    how did you deal with the transition when you join Tricare either before/during your pg????
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    With Breanna we had Blue Cross Blue Shield. With the boys we had Tricare. I really didn't notice a bit of difference except with the boys we paid nothing and with Breanna we had to pay out of pocket for my private room in the hossy. The drs. were all very good and qualified. They were all different and in different states so I also delivered at 3 hospitals. Oh, with both boys I was referred to civi OBs. I know it is scary. I never had a military dr. til we got here. It'll be ok hun.
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    thanks i am just neverious since this is our first child and i have some scary medical problems in the past
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    I switched OBs in the middle of pg with Breanna. I got my medical record from the first and took it to the second one so he would know what had been going on. I had no real issues with her. My biggest problems were that I had really bad m/s so I lost weight, they didn't see all 4 chambers of her heart in the 1st u/s, and at 16-17 weeks I had a UTI that got pretty bad since I had no clue what was going on and I was in another state at that time.
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    i had my oldest with a civi, depending the area you might beable to get a civi doctor, i had my youngest at Naval Hospital Bremerton and it was great i loved my doctor he was amazing my DH was deployed when i gave birth and my doctor sent him pictures from his personal computer so Ben could see the baby and me and our oldest, he waited to take them until our oldest son got there. in great lakes if your prego you can see doctors in Lake Forest(amazing doctors) and tricare covers it all. they will only cover one sonogram, i don't know if still the policy but when i was pregnant they did NOT tell you the sex of the baby if you were in the OB practice, radiology did the ultrasound, so i stayed with Family Practice, and found out the sex and got pictures and such. it wasn't bad at all.
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    One thing you will need to look at is OB versus Family Practice. Some places automatically put you with a family practice doctor rather than refering you to the OB clinic. Right at the beginning you need to request OB. You might even find your facility has midwives. I delivered my DD at Naval Hospital Pensacola and it was a great experience. I saw some specialists out in town for a few pregnancy problems I was having, but the military doctors were quick to refer me out when they couldn't take care of it.

    The only thing that was weird for me was knowing that my OB might not be delivering my baby. It's whoever is working the labor deck at that time. I was lucky to have my OB on the labor deck, and he called my midwife so I had both there, but I know a lot of people don't get that. Still, the no-out-of-pocket expense is pretty good!

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