Perinatologist Questions (m)

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Re : Perinatologist Questions (m)

Postby catherine » Mon Oct 22, 637342 12:15 pm

I think that you can expect that the perinatologist will do the ultrasound with a view to getting some exact measurements to make sure that your baby is on track growthwise and that the placenta and blood flow are looking good. In addition, he or she will probably review your prior history etc and go over medications etc. I would take the time to ask what he/she recommends for surveillance and monitoring, NSTs, biophysical profiles, blood draws etc. and the correct scheduling. Also, what BP levels etc. would make him/her want you go to L&D or your OB's office for a quick exam. Make sure that they write it all down for you. Your OB sounds very much on the ball, but it can be frustrating to be co-ordinated... you're always wondering if perhaps something important is falling through the crack.

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Re : Perinatologist Questions (m)

Postby missgamecock » Mon Oct 22, 637342 8:40 am

It must be a coordinating care thing. Because my regular OB set up an appointment next week with him and they are working on setting up one with the peri as soon as possible. We talked about how far along I can get. My regular ob and I talked about visits. I live in a small town. I really want to have the baby in town opposed to 45 mins to an hour away in Buffalo. He said that if I can get to 35 weeks, even if the PIH develops into pe then I could have the baby at the local hospital. His goal was 35 weeks. He specifically stated that he wanted a high definition ultrasound done and that this is what the peri does during the appointment. With my daughter, I was followed by a Belgian OB and a US military OB. I don't think I saw a specialist until the day that I had her. They were fighting over whether to do a csection or regular delivery because of the pe. So this is kind of new with a specialist for me. I know that my regular ob has done everything that should be done so far.

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Re : Perinatologist Questions (m)

Postby timelessbeauty » Mon Oct 22, 637342 6:51 am

From what I have gathered .. Peri's vary in what they do. Some do only consults and remain in the background compared to what your regular OB does. Other Peris, such as mine, take on the patient as an OB would and your care is transfered to them for the duration of the pregnancy. They are more than a regular OB with more experience, they have more schooling to back up their specialization. Most help you with tests that determine underlying disorders, fertility concerns, abnormalities, etc. They deal with high risk cases and if you are visiting this site with the possibility of having or having had Preeclampsia, it falls under the category of what a Peri would take on.

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Perinatologist Questions (m)

Postby missgamecock » Mon Oct 22, 637342 2:43 am

What do they do at a perinatologist appointment. My regular ob says that she will do a high definition ultrasound. He said that they would be checking the baby's size, growth, lungs, etc. This will be the first time that I have ever visited with a perinatologist, so I don't know what to expect. Do all they do are high ultrasounds, amnios, and stuff, or are they like a regular ob with more experience. Thanks, Sabrina


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