by julie f (7993 Posts), Sat Dec 06, 2003 11:31 pm
Hey all, I need some help! Here's a little background: (I promise there is a point to this and a question at the end [;)].)
I have a meeting with my OB on the 16th to discuss trying again sometime after January and, I want to ask her these questions but, would like to get some info from yall first. She will be my primary provider during a future pregnancy but it will be comanaged with a peri. Both her and the peri delivered my son in July. In September, she sent me for a consult with the peri to discuss future pregnancies and to be tested for all of the various possible predispositions. He tested me for everything, except Factor V, and all came back normal. He said that the Factor V test was not necessary. My doctor also referred me to a peri at a large teaching hospital to see if I might be able to get any more info from a 2nd opinion. The 2nd peri reviewed my records and said all looks well, I should have a full-termer next time... (While I appreciate her optimisim, I was a little thrown off by her casualness...) I asked her about the Factor V test, should it be performed? She said no, that all my other test results were fine so, she would not expect that the Factor V test would be any different.
Ok, here's my questions -
1. Should I insist that the Factor V test be performed?
2. Both peris recommended taking 81mg of aspirin each day when pg. However, one recommended that I start taking it immediately upon conception, the other (the one who will be comanaging my care) recommended that I start taking it AFTER the heartbeat has been established. From all I've read, it seems most beneficial to start taking it early but, I wanted to see what everyone else's doctors have done.
Thanks so much for any experience you can share with me.
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26 weeks due to severe pe