by brigidmary (61 Posts), Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:20 am
Hi, guys! It's been a while, but this site is near and dear to my heart, as you all supported me through two pregnancies, both of which ended in preeclampsia, and the second actually ended in HELLP too.
I just found out I'm pregnant with my third baby. It's definitely a suprise (a happy one!), but I'm a little worried. I'll be 36 at the time of delivery. I've had two preemies due to preeclampia. I've had two C-sections, and this will very likely be a third one. I'm way too heavy, though I've been trying to eat as "clean" as possible since finding out I'm pregnant, and I'm taking prenatal vitamins. I have an appointment scheduled 7/31 with my OB office.
Here's my question: my OB practice is very large, and you don't see the same doctor each time. Even if you make an appointment with one physician, they could randomly reassign you to another. While they were very supportive of me with both deliveries, there have been some instances of doctors not knowing what was going on and sending me home with high blood pressures, for me to go into the office the next day and have the next doctor send me to L&D. And so on. I don't want to abandon the practice because it's nice that they have several offices and do ultrasounds and bloodwork on site, but at the same time, given the situation and the previous complications, I'm wondering if it's time to switch. Do you guys have any thoughts?
Mother of two boys, ages 6 (born 33wks due to pre-E) and 2 (born 36wks due to pre-E).
Wife, mother, YA author, and admin manager. Independently supporting the coffee industry since 2007. http://www.brigidkemmerer.com