@Rachelc, my doctor is doing nothing more at this point to monitor me, besides the normal things. He even went as far to tell me at my last appointment, that "even if I do get pre-e/HELLP that it probably won't happen until late in the 3rd trimester so I really shouldnt worry or discuss it right now". All that coming from the same doctor I seen last pregnancy and when I went in for my appointment at 36 weeks, protein was extremely high in my urine, I was having spotty, blurred vision and blood pressure was elevated. He checked my blood pressure numerous times, went to check my urine, came back in the room and said "you have a high amount of protein in your urine so I want you to do a 24 hour urine sample this weekend(this was on friday) then take it to the hospital on Sunday, if it doesnt look good then I will just see you back in about 2 weeks and talk about inducing you then." I thought that was just crazy in itself! I never even got to start the 24 hour urine b/c that night I started having contractions around 11pm, tried to just get some sleep b/c they werent timeable but I finally got out of bed around 5am and told my husband it was time to go to the hospital. I was having such horrible pain on my right side and back, it felt like my insides were being ripped out of me and I started vomiting uncontrollably. I got to the hospital and my blood pressure was 220/174, when I blacked out. I remember hearing the nurse tell me to talk to her, but I couldnt see anything or talk. they were saying that they couldnt find my sons heartbeat anymore and tried to turn my bed down so I would be face down but the bed was jammed, so within minutes they rushed me to the OR. I remember my dad telling me that he had just arrived at my room and they wouldnt let him in, he didnt know what was happening and then he seen them roll me out of the room. He said I was on all fours with a sheet thrown over me b/c I had no clothes on...he followed the nurses and got on the elevator beside them and he said all the way up he could hear me screaming in the elevator beside him "someone help me". The nurses told me after I woke from my surgery that they were surprised to see my son alive at delivery because they all thought he was already gone, they were just trying to save me.
sorry, I got off on a tangent there, but my point of telling all of that was that, when all of that was happening the nurses tried to call my doctor (he was the one on call) and told him it was an emergency and they didnt know if I would survive much longer, asked how soon he could be there to deliver and everything. His response was, "its going to be a little while because Im going to finish having breakfast with my wife first." So they called the female doctor and she stayed on the phone with the nurse until she got to the hospital, rushed in wearing her regular clothes, got back to the OR and did my c-section. She didnt take the time to put on scrubs or wash up, or even clean my stomach and sterilize it because she knew if she did that i wouldnt survive. Now, when I went in to the office for this pregnancy...he walked in the first time I seen him and said "its nice to meet you." He didnt and still doesnt remember me and didnt remember anything about what happened to me before. Even after I told him everything over again, he acted clueless. So I had to see him the other day at my appointment and I looked at him and said "I want you to refer me to a high risk doctor, so maybe I will actually be monitored more closely this time. My goal is to prevent it with this pregnancy, not just wait until it happens and Im almost dead again before anything is done about it." he was so shocked, and just said "umm yeah,sure"
So now, hopefully, my high risk doctor will help me out, and I can put my trust and faith in them, because I sure can't do that with my OB!