by angieb (1194 Posts), Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:26 pm
I never really cared very much for my regular doctor anyway, I saw her maybe 3 or 4 times in 6ish years, she wasn't very thorough but did whatever I asked so it was okay. She never really commented on my pregnancy history or anything. She ended up moving away, so now I have a good OB and a good MFM but no regular doctor and since I'm not pregnant, I should probably get one.
I would ideally like someone who is familiar with the cardiovascular risks we have with a history of pre-e...what kind of 'interests' or 'specializations' would that be? What tests should I ask to have run, if anything? (I'm 29, 6 months postpartum, PCOS and struggling to lose the baby weight but generally pretty healthy other than my first pregnancy and my OB medical records the size of a phone book.)
Also, how far would you be willing to drive for someone really good? We are in a pretty big area with lots of hospitals and medical places near us. Like 5 minutes away. My DH gets a "Best doctors" service through his work and they searched their database and sent me 2 names...they are both 30 minutes + away with no traffic, one way. I just can't see driving that far when I think I may have strep throat or something, with a toddler and an infant. And neither of them are at the same hospitals/facilities/groups as my OB/MFM which are at the major hospitals in our area.
Any advice or insight into this?
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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