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High-Risk OB/GYN

Postby tahoe4 » Tue Apr 15, 2003 01:05 pm

by tahoe4 (251 Posts), Tue Apr 15, 2003 01:05 pm

During my first pregnancy I developed severe PIH and eclampsia. My husband and I are thinking about getting pregnant again at the end of this year and I'm wondering if I should go to a high-risk OB/GYN or continue to see my current OB/GYN. My family is extremely concerned that my current doctor didn't see the signs of my condition much earlier, even though I showed no signs of preclampsia throughout my entire pregnancy until my 32 week. Please advise if I should go to a high-risk doctor and if so, do I ask for a recommendation from my current doctor? Thanks, in advance.
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Re : High-Risk OB/GYN

Postby annegarrett » Tue Apr 15, 2003 01:56 pm

by annegarrett (2525 Posts), Tue Apr 15, 2003 01:56 pm

We encourage all women who have had preeclampsia, eclampsia, PIH or HELLP Syndrome to seek out a pre-pregnancy consultation with a perinatologist. To find one near you who specializes in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy--check out the website for the North American Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (nasshp.com) or the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (smfm.org) and scroll through their addresses list.



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