by smz1789 (9 Posts), Tue Feb 28, 2012 02:59 pm
I'm at a new practice now, I've only been with them the last year or so. I haven't seen my doctor since the beginning of this pregnancy. My appointment next week is with one of the doctors that I like, and whose opinion I respect. I plan on laying it all out for her, and seeing what she has to say, and getting her honest opinion of the situation. I'd like to think that any doctor would respect my birth plan, as long as it was safe for both baby and me, but I'm not so sure about a few of them...
I'm not sure what it was that they gave me when I was having my daughter... all I know is it didn't take the edge off, it knocked me out! I'd explained very clearly that I wanted to be able to experience as much as I could... i'm not sure if that's how the drug usually works, or just how it happens to work in me.
With my daughter they had me in and out of the hospital and scared to death from the time they diagnosed me around 34/36 weeks until they induced me at 39 weeks. No one was ever able to tell me what was happening to myself or the baby, and it was a very frightening time for me. I've since learned that with BP readings never higher than 140/90, and a protein level that maxed around 500, and no other symptoms... I really had it very mild! Despite the way they made me feel... I know that it can go from mild to severe in a very short matter of time, and I take this disease very seriously, but looking back now I don't really think all the fear they instilled in me was really necessary. Of course I wanted to know the risks and concerns, but they could have presented them much differently...
This office on the other hand, doesn't seem too concerned at all for right now, and I only had my protein checked because I asked them specifically to do so. The difference of opinion is really startling to me. Hoping I can get some honest, helpful answers from the doctor next week. And maybe get her to illustrate the possible scenarios that I might soon be facing. I know that every woman, every pregnancy has the potential to be widely different from the next. Developing it at 28 weeks, instead of closer to the end has me pretty concerned. I guess only time can tell what will happen this time around... but I wish I knew what I was up against.
Married to Jeffrey 07'
Mommy to Lila 09' Mild Pre-E Induction
Ectopic Pregnancy 11'
New baby due May 2012!