I have a relative who is relocating to my town from overseas with her husband, she'll be 30-31 weeks at the time. Does anyone know if there are any issues with finding an OB at late term? I called a couple practices here but couldn't really get a definite answer, I was told at both places that if there was no prenatal care prior to 24 weeks, the pregnancy will be regarded as "high risk" and referred to high risk OB. But she does have ongoing prenatal care and is already putting together all the records to be translated and all... It's her first pregnancy, she's under 30, and so far doesn't have any complications. One of the places told me to send all records to their office and that their drs will review everything and determine if they will accept her. Is that a standard practice? I know I'll be the one helping them out with finding doctors/hospital so I wonder if I should look for a high risk OB from the start?
Any OBs or nurses or moms with experience willing to chime in?
ETA: They will be paying out of pocket for OB and delivery, if that matters (no insurance yet).