What dr do I need to see BEFORE I get pregnant again?

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What dr do I need to see BEFORE I get pregnant again?

Postby Jax2011 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 09:21 pm

We are considering trying for our 2nd baby soon after our son was born to pre-e and HELLP last fall at 30 weeks. I have heard that I might need to be seen by specialist prior to conceiving if possible. Anyone know what type of doctors are recommended? I want to get a better understanding of my condition and see what all I can do to help this pregnancy.

Any advise on this would be great!
Momma to DS born 30+3 at 2lbs 10oz to pre-e.
Baby #2 due in July 2012.... crossing our fingers for a pre-e free pregnacny!
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Re: What dr do I need to see BEFORE I get pregnant again?

Postby kerisue » Mon Jun 13, 2011 00:09 am

Most folks here who have had preeclampsia in a prior pregnancy see a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist, also called a Perinatologist. Search around the forum, you'll see some good lists of questions to ask. Good luck!
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born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
lived 25 days, loved and missed
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Re: What dr do I need to see BEFORE I get pregnant again?

Postby heather j » Mon Jun 13, 2011 08:28 pm

Kerisue is correct! You can try www.smfm.org and use the physician locator. I would search by state rather than specific city because the search function seems sort of twitchy when the terms are too narrow. I would start with an MFM specialist, and they will refer you (if anything they see warrants more eyes) from there. Best wishes!
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Nicolas Edison (6/2004) 36 weeks, PE, HELLP, and placental abruption
Ella Amelia (3/2007) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Oliver Lyon (1/2011) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
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