by marilyn621 (40 Posts), Tue Aug 28, 2012 05:51 pm
Little background on this pregnancy : I'm currently 34 wks 4 days and my OB went on "emergency family" leave in my first trimester. I was seeing the nurse practitioner at his practice for several weeks (I'm not sure exactly how many but let's just say a large portion of this pregnancy) who referred me to what I believe is the only MFM in town. At the beginning of my third trimester they ordered all the tests they typically do with hypertensive patients: the 24 HR, blood tests, everything was fine. Well my OB came back a few weeks ago and doesn't seem concerned that my BP is on the rise despite my being on aldomet and that I've developed migraines and I'm itching all over. All they tell me is the dipstick shows no protein and they'll see me in two weeks. I've heard it's quite common to not show protein in an office visit and still have too much in a 24 HR test.
So my question is: is it too late to go to a different OB?
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
Rachel Irene born 9-19-12, chronic hypertension and mild PE, induced at 37wks+3,delivered via c-section 37wks+5