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discrimination in the delivery room?
      12/08/08 03:38 PM

I have been positive for over 10 years. Now I am pregnant and in my first trimester (yay!). My doctors have been very supportive.

Over the years, I have had good doctors and bad. However I fear discrimination in the delivery room. In my experience it has always been medical professionals that can be the most ignorant about HIV. My doctors I get to pick and choose, but the other staff is just thrown at you. Some could be great but I am scared of well meaning, but ultimately under-informed nurse, misdirecting my care or being rude while I am defenseless to respond.

Would having a vocal friend or doula there help (my husband is great, but he is very quiet and non-confrontational)? Am I just over-reacting?

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* discrimination in the delivery room? megjemima 12/08/08 03:38 PM
. * Re: discrimination in the delivery room? Margaret   01/13/09 07:01 AM
. * Re: discrimination in the delivery room? katherineD   12/14/08 02:50 PM
. * Re: discrimination in the delivery room? Lovinlife   01/02/09 12:21 AM
. * Re: discrimination in the delivery room? LivingPoz   12/12/08 06:40 PM

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