heather j wrote:Bad NSTs were *the* first sign that we were headed south. Fast. My doctors, at the time, were negligent - not maliciously, I guess, but negligent in the sense that I was more severe than they were equipped to care for and wouldn't refer out. I've been where you are in terms of feeling like no one is doing anything. However (and I'm not pointing a crooked finger your way, I promise!) you *need* someone keeping an eye on you and your baby. Can you go to another hospital? I wouldn't check out AMA. I begged my docs to release me (for mostly the same reasons you've listed), threw a loud, teary-eyed fit, and got my way. Three days later, I had an abruption. We had a good outcome, but to think about what could've happened bothers me very much - eight years later. I can't even begin to wrap my head around the heartache and devastation of losing a baby, and I understand you left because you felt you weren't getting adequate care (and that's a good reason to leave), BUT please, please, please check yourself into another hospital. The labetalol can mask your rising pressures, too, so you definitely want constant monitoring with that, too, especially given the NST indicator. I went from limping along for six weeks to Class II HELLP within 6 hours. Hang in there and please consider heading to another L&D for monitoring; or at least having a heart-to-heart with another physician whom you trust within your current practice.
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