Wow. If that were me, I'd choose a different doctor in a big hurry. Doctors are supposed to be supportive and help you feel BETTER not worse. I hope you can look around and find someone who makes you feel positive and optimistic about your health and your baby. Good luck!
Hi Donna and welcome. I have to agree with Molly that a different dr may be needed. A dr is supposed to give support and
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Welcome to the board. First let me say that I agree with Molly and Vickie that you you should get a second opinion. The way your RE reacted does not sound very professional, but...yes there is a but..that is not to say that he is not correct. From your own statements, you are not a normal healthy 40 yr old and at 40 you are most defiantly in the high risk category for pregnancy. Every pregnancy/birth is different. Having a previous non eventful pregnancy means nothing. I had one at 29, one at 35, one at 38, and one at 39. I will tell you, each pregnancy was different and my body was not happy with the 2 pregnancies back to back and I have no risk factors at all. Yes your cardiologist said that it is OK for you to get pregnant, but he is only dealing with your heart and how many pregnancies has he been fully involved with?? I would suspect that your RE has seen a lot more. Your RE would be very remiss if he did not have concerns and did not let you know about them. My advice is to go see the maternal/fetal specialist. Let them run all their own tests, draw their conclusions,
Well stated Mel....I agree 100%, with everything you said.
I also have a disability & not only am I high risk, because of my age, but because of being diagnosed with a brain condition...my brain condition was corrected from brain surgery, which left me with a physical disability, so being pg. for me, not only do I need to see my high risk OBGYN, but I have to see a neurologist, as well.
I have a dd & I HAVE to weigh the risks out on whether it would be okay to be pg. Don't let what one doctor says deter you, but do see others & weigh everything out...
Kiki (hit my magic age of 45 and no longer TTC),but mom to a beautiful teen DD & 2 angels in heaven & married to my best friend
I agree with the others, get a second opinion from another RE.
Thanks for everyone's input.
February 15th I did the 2 hour glucose and didn't quite hit the range desired.
YAY! Wishing you all the best. Keep us posted on the RE's plan.