by danielsmom (290 Posts), Fri Apr 06, 2012 00:15 am
Another name for MFM is Perinatologist. They typically work with an OB in your care and usually do not deliver babies (the OB does that). As a general rule, they're more knowledgable and experienced in dealing with complications and people like us with history of complications.
In my last pregnancy, my OB referred me to an MFM for level 2 ultrasounds when we started seeing growth restriction. I saw both the MFM and the OB the rest of the pregnancy, and the MFM monitored me primarily when I was hospitalized. The OBs did the C section.
Even if you do get an MFM on board, I'd make sure my OB is up to snuff dealing with hypertensive pregnancies. Ask them what their plan might be. Good luck!
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