LeosMom wrote: I felt like this MFM was very competent in treating my physical needs, but I feel like this time around I need someone who will also treat my emotional needs. I will need constant assurance that everything possible is being checked. I'm going to be a nervous wreck!
I think it's really important to be comfortable with your doctor. I switched OBs when I got pregnant again, mainly because my previous OB really wanted me to get sterilized and never have any more children, so I thought she would be judgmental and blame me when I ended up getting pregnant again within six months of delivery. I also simply didn't "vibe" with her very well, and disliked the care I received from one of the doctors in her office while I was in the hospital (he wore shoes with skulls and crossbones all over them, so my mom nicknamed him "Dr. Death." It wasn't the main reason I disliked his care, but gallows humor isn't something you want to see from your physician when you and your child are deathly ill in the hospital). I had moved to a new city halfway through that pregnancy and her practice was the only one at our hospital with openings for new OB patients around my due date, so I had to take what I could get. My OB this time is very cautious and runs just about every test in the book, but never sounds pessimistic or judgmental. The MFM I consulted at the beginning of this pregnancy was not worried about me at all, which was reassuring, but not as much as having all the tests and feeling closely watched.
I didn't get a chance to have TTC counseling before I got pregnant, so I'm not sure if my OB and MFM would recommend LDA for TTC, but once I got pregnant my new OB put me on LDA right away (after consulting with the MFM) and had me see the MFM at 12 weeks. Because he was so optimistic about my pregnancy he left me under my OB's care. She occasionally consults him (like when my blood pressure went up a bit last week), but it has been very nice having her as my primary physician.
1st - miscarried at 11 weeks in Dec. 2009
2nd - baby girl born Mar. 2011 at 29 weeks 6 days due to severe PE
3rd - baby boy due June 19th, 2012