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  • Re: Pharmacies don't carry Diaphragms?

    It really was the strangeset thing, and like I said it left me feeling alientated. Needless to say, I'm not going back to our local Jewel pharmacy. My OB/GYN called them lazy pharmacists. Doc called the Walgreens I had also gone too, who said they were on backorder. (I love how the Dr. gets the straight answers, and not the patron.) Then Doc ...
    Posted to Well-Woman Care (Forum) by erinstachowiak on 04-23-2009
  • Re: Pharmacies don't carry Diaphragms?

    Went to another pharmacy right after the other one turned me away, waiting to hear back. If different place can not get it, I will call doc about the issue, have no fear. (and thank you for your suggestions). Really, I was spouting off about feeling alienated by the fact that they didn't carry them, and reacted so strangely to begin with. ...
    Posted to Well-Woman Care (Forum) by erinstachowiak on 04-21-2009
  • Pharmacies don't carry Diaphragms?

      I want to quit taking birth control pills so that I can track my fertility in its normal cycle. I asked my GYN for a diaphragm, b/c I felt that was a logical thing to use for birth control. She fit me and wrote me the prescription, but my pharmacy told me that they had thought they were discontinued and could not order them? I was ...
    Posted to Well-Woman Care (Forum) by erinstachowiak on 04-21-2009
  • Re: Midwives in IL

    This is the exact wording in my insurance packet - "NOTE: Home births are not covered, even if attended by a mid-wife." We'll see. I suppose I should start looking for a midwife soon, if I intend on having a homebirth. And maybe look more into what insurance companies are legally obligated to cover in IL. Thank you for the advice ...
  • Re: Midwives in IL

    Thanks so much for your encouragement and relating your homebirth/insurance experience. It helps to know that there is a possibility to have insurance involved with some of the payment. However, it explicitly says that "homebirths are not covered" in my insurance plan. Bummer, I know. I intend to at least inquire with them when the time ...
  • Re: Midwives in IL

    I have BCBS, it's a PPO through my employer. I've been trying to figure out if going to a hospital is worth my time, b/c I'm a little aprehensive of the stigma attached to them. If I did go to a hospital, I'd want a midwife and doula, no drugs, no intervention unless absolutely nessecary, no cutting, etc. I have a regular GYN. ...
  • Midwives in IL

    Can anyone explain to me the legal status of midwives in IL, and why the Direct entry Midwives are not certified by the state of IL? I also found on my insurance policy that home births are not covered, but practicing midwives in an approved facility are. How do I go about talking to my insurance company about the possibility of having a home ...
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