by eliz (74 Posts), Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:17 pm
I had a consult with Maternal/Fetal medicine at W&I as well. Tongue in cheek, they said maybe this time I would have a girl (I've had two boys previously, both with PIH/PE complications) and I wouldn't have any of these issues.. Well, I'm having a girl, so I'm holding them to it. So far, my bloodpressure has been fabulous - lower than in the previous pregnancies. And, I also haven't had auto-immune hives which plagued me the first two times. I'm hopeful.
I've also seen the division of internal medicine at Women & Infants. OB Medicine, it's called, specializes more in the mom's health than the baby's health, but it's nice to have them on board. If I got sick with PE, I think Maternal/Fetal Medicine would be involved, but in the meantime, I am being followed by OB Medicine as well as my regular OB. If you have any underlying conditions that might predispose you to PE, OB Medicine is definitely worth looking into.
Good luck this time around! With conception and beyond.