I believe that I am pregnant I am 5 days late on my period and I am usually always on time. I want to schedule an appointment with a doctor to confirm it but I am wondering who I should contact. I have been pregnant previously, and it did not go well. At 20 weeks we were diagnosed with IUGR and I was put on bedrest. I also ended up with gestational diabetes and preeclempsia that got worse after i was induced. I also have hypothyroidism. I am wondering if I should go directly to a maternal fetal medicine doctor. I am also nervous because I have no insurance at this time! we are inbetween qualifying periods. Any advice on who i should go see a maternal fetal medicine Doctor or an ob?
Hi lily, my son was IUGR, and I had Pre-E, and HELLP syndrome with him, he was born at 32 weeks due to this. I have several medical issues as well, and at the time I was also morbidly obese which didn't help anything. When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 15 months after he was born I was frightened, but I started out by going to my OBGYN confirmed the pregnancy, and was monitored extremely closely the whole pregnancy, I never had to go to any specialist, this pregnancy I had no issues during it that is! My daughter was born at 38 weeks, which is considered term, she was small though, apparently I have issues forming my placenta properly, and she also was Comms positive, which has to do with my husband and my blood type conflicting. The Comms (which I hope I am spelling right as it has been almost 3 yrs now, and I haven't thought about it in so long lol) I would have no way of knowing about while pregnant anyways. Long story short from my personal history, and on my opinion you shouldn't have to see a specialist unless your OBGYN tells you so they will definitely send you if there is a need, and it should save you the medical bills as well. Do you know if you are pregnant and have no insurance you can qualify for free health insurance, I believe it is medicaid that I was on till my husband left for boot camp. I lived in New York at the time just for reference of state.
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