Rating Feedback for Dr. Tashman (2521337)
'In reference to post 12/22/2012: All doctors must adhere to the rules of the american medical association. There is no way you were pushed to induce at 36 weeks since an induction cannot be scheduled until 39 weeks. I was told this by Dr. Tashman himself during my pregnancy when I was pushing to deliver early. Also, in every pregnancy book I ever read it states that after the 40th week of pregnancy your amniotic fluid begins to decrease and your baby is still gaining approx 1/2 a pound per week. It appears to be safer for women to not go days/weeks overdue. You were probably induced at 40 weeks for your child's safety, not doctor impatience. As a "nurse" you seem very uninformed. The baby suffered fetal distress from the doctor's care? You should know given your profession that is an untrue statement. Babies experience distress for many things during labor that have nothing to do with your prenatal care. I enjoyed the care I received during my pregnancy and will use this office again.'
Thank you very much for this comment addressed to the 12/22 posting. Minor correction: the body that supervises specialty practitioners in OB/GYN is the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists(ACOG) and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology(ABOG) It is required for certification that I follow the guidelines of these bodies-and I am recertified every year.
With specific regard to elective delivery of healthy pregnancies before 39 weeks, as part of the medical staff leadership at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, I am charged to support and enforce such regulations in my specialty and throughout the hospital.
As such, only medical indications would permit the scheduling of a delivery before 39 weeks!
THESE GUIDELINES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED.