by laura (5139 Posts), Sat Nov 15, 2003 09:17 am
I'm glad your midwife is farsighted enough to know to send you to a good peri!
We have a bit of an advantage here, when we talk about preeclampsia's big picture- who gets it, and why, because when the Foundation was started, a Preeclampsia Researcher (and expert in the field) was a co-founder. The medical board, from where we often get direction, is comprised of some the US's foremost preeclampsia researchers and experts. They know things about PE that have yet to filter down to all obs and midwives. And we yap about stuff here on the boards and take for granted stuff that may be in perinatologist territory. Sometimes, I think, we have a bit of a communication issue when we expect our doctors to know everything our peris here say- which isn't necessarily fair, because peris, (especially expert ones) are the docs our docs refer patients to when they need a little help!
Hang in there- it sounds like you're in good hands and will get the answers you seek! Take care!
Allie 5-13-98 (35 weeks-pre-e)
Baby Camille 4-17-03 (36 weeks- htn and oligo)