Yesterday I went to the Peri's office for my routine level 2 ultrasound. I haven't seen the Peri previously, since my OB is both a normal and high risk dr., and managed my last preg. very well. Any way, the peri wasn't in b/c of the holiday. When I mentioned to the sonographer that I was a chronic hypertensive patient, she told me I needed to come in monthly for ultrasound, bp and urine checks (in addition to the bi-weekly appts with my OB). I know they want to be extra cautious. After the sonogram,(which I was very anxious about -- but got an unofficial ok on everything from the Tech.), they proceeded to take my bp and urine. I couldn't believe it when the med. assistant wouldn't tell me what it was! She said, "I'm not trying to be mean, but the doctor goes over the results with you." So I said, "well the doctor's not here, and i was very nervous today." I finally got her to tell me my pressure was a little high (140/80), which I new from anxiety, but she wouldn't even check my urine while I was in the office [:0]. Is this what Perinatologists usually do?? I'm so used to my ob office where I get the news -good or bad-- right then and there. I know frequent ultrasounds are good for checking the baby's growth, but I wasn't too thrilled with the peri experience. am I being too sensitive?
Evan 12-9-01 (PIH @ 29 weeks)