Mari2013 wrote: Sometimes I think we delve deeper into the details of these issues than our doctors.
I definitely think you're right about that--not that our doctors would admit it.
And it makes sense when you think about it. A doctor, whether he/she is a "specialist", is really required to be a generalist in their area of medicine. They can't possibly have time to study in detail every facet of medical research that is applicable to every single patient that they encounter and
have time to care for the patients themselves. Your MFM may be a specialist in hyptertensive disorders of pregancy, for example, but not necessarily be up on the research concerning the link between IVF and PE--I mean, there have to be hundreds of things that influence a predisposition to PE. Whether or not the doctor is fully abreast of all
the recent research or not, I expect that he/she is going to answer your questions based upon their own personal experience with the disease, and their experience is by definition going to be limited. Not to mention that it's somewhat rare (at least in my experience
) to encounter a doctor that actually acknowledges the limits of his/her own knowledge. Anyway, this has been an interesting topic, and I'm glad you brought it up. I wish you the best in TTC your next child, and I'll be interested to learn how your next pregnancy turns out--so keep us posted!
DS: Born via C-section on 7/4/12 at 33w5d after sudden onset of severe PE. Now a happy, healthy toddler!