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How do you go about choosing your ob/gyne?

How do you go about choosing your ob/gyne?

Ask family & friends: Ask around. Those "top doctor" awards can only go so far. So ask your family & friends who they like. Also know what you need from your ob/gyn. If you just need well woman "stuff", family physicians like myself are trained to provide that (some still deliver babies!). If you need surgery, then ask your family doc who s/he would recommend. Bottom line, ask around! Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 50 years old and I still would like to have a child but my ob-gyne discouraged me. What is your advice?

I'm 50 years old and I still would like to have a child but my ob-gyne discouraged me. What is your advice?

Depends on situation: Any pregnancy has at least 4% risk of unexpected issues, includeing birth defects, prematurity or other problems. To that basic risk you must add that of your health & the increased in chromosome defects with age. At 50 your Down syndrome risk rises to 10%. The ds kid has a potential lifespan of 6+decades of supervised care. With at least a 14% risk of problem & long-lasting issues, consider all 1st. ...Read more

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Hi drs ivisited my ob gyne he told that placenta is abit dry. Could that hurt the baby? Am 8 months tow weeks now.

Hi drs ivisited my ob gyne he told that placenta is abit dry. Could that hurt the baby? Am 8 months tow weeks now.

????: I have been doing OB for many yrs but do not know what that term means I have never used that term, is he talking about the placenta is too small or has calcifications, or u have too little amniotic fluid, u have to be a little more specific and than I can answer, but if anything is out of the ordinary u need to have increased monitoring until u deliver with us and bpp and nsts ask your doc. ...Read more

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I just had a "missed abortion"as per the ob gyne report. I didn't have any bleeding or pain whatsoever. Wat cn b d cause?

See below: Although with missed abortions, the cause won't be founf, the most common causes are genetic mistakes at the chromosomal level that are incompatible with life. ...Read more

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When should my first ob appointment be?

When should my first ob appointment be?

Early: Some docs won't schedule the initial OB appt prior to 8-10 weeks and then some don't actually see the patient on that initial visit-- they rely on nursing staff to collect history information and perform initial blood work. My personal preference is to see the patient when she discovers she is pregnant and establish care as early as possible. If complications arise, care is already established. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my ob appointments?

What can I expect at my ob appointments?

A good relationship!: Your first visit will consist of a complete history, physical exam, blood work and often an ultrasound. Then depending on your particulars the visits usually are spaced at monthly intervals until the last two months. These visits are usually "belly checks" where the heart rate is assessed and your weight and BP is measured. This is the best time to have your questions answred. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of ob care do miliatry wives get?

What kind of ob care do miliatry wives get?

Same: Most have board-certified ob/gyns who are assigned to the base. My buddy was one & the only difference he noticed was the ability to spend more time with patients since there were fewer patients to see. ...Read more

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What should I ask when interviewing a new ob?

Questions to ask: You can email me at askdrscottnow@gmail. Com and I'll be happy to send you a list you can print and take with you. Being comfortable with your dr. Is one of the most important aspects of your healthcare. Today, a good patient/doctor relationship is more of a partnership. How you feel when you leave the office is a good indicator of whether you've chosen a dr. Who is a good fit for you. ...Read more

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What can I expect to happen at ob appointments?

What can I expect to happen at ob appointments?

Standard OB appts. : Your OB appointments should include a urine test, fetal heart rate monitoring, a measurement of your belly, your weight and blood pressure. These are the standards items monitored throughout your pregnancy. Your OB may request more tests as your pregnancy progresses if necessary. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting my first ob appointment?

How do I go about getting my first ob appointment?

Call your doctor: Call your doctor for an appointment. You will need to know the date of your last menstrual period. It is usually scheduled between 6-9 weeks gestation because the baby can be seen in the uterus at that point on ultrasound. If you don't have a doctor, check with your insurance to get a list of covered providers and research your options to find a good fit. ...Read more

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What is available for ob care for military spouse?

What is available for ob care for military spouse?

Great care: Many spouses can get care on base or can get private insurance, usually tricare humana that many physicians take, or tricare prime which is a more limited numbers of private docs, but you should be able to find someone. ...Read more

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What is difference between training of ob and mfm?.

What is difference between training of ob and mfm?.

Additional years: Mfm is a sub-specialty of ob/gyn. Ob/gyn takes 4 years of training after medical school. Mfm (maternal-fetal medicine) takes an additional 3 years of training after that in which the focus is on managing different types and situations of high-risk pregnancies. A mfm doctor is an ob/gyn but with additional specialized skills not seen in standard ob/gyn practice. ...Read more

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First appointment with ob nurse what should I expect?

First appointment with ob nurse what should I expect?

Thorough evaluation: The OB nurse will evaluate you and your pregnancy by asking questions and obtaining significant information. ...Read more

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Were you and your husband ever greeted warmly by an ob?

Were you and your husband ever greeted warmly by an ob?

Hope so : Doctors are individuals with distinct personalities regardless of specialities. Hopefully you are treated well with your OB but if you do not both feel comfortable seek another. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong with me? My ob is sending me to mfm.

Is there something wrong with me? My ob is sending me to mfm.

Ask your OB: Many times you're sent to high risk specialist for a higher level ultrasound, to address genetic concerns, or to follow up on a possible abnormality on a previous lab test or ultrasound. Some (obs) send patients for routine evaluations of advanced maternal age (ama), hypertension, diabetes, or if on chronic medications. Ask your ob, it may be routine for their office. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong with my baby? My ob is sending me to mfm.

Is there something wrong with my baby? My ob is sending me to mfm.

Not necessarily: In many practices it is customary for the OB doc to follow the pregnancy and the mfm to do the ultrasounds as a routine. The mfm can also be there for the OB if there is a problem so best to ask your OB to sort it out. ...Read more

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If a woman starts to push before the ob gives the permission what happens?

If a woman starts to push before the ob gives the permission what happens?

Labor pains: Pushing prior to becoming completely dilated may tear the cervix. Also, the more control by your physician during pushing in labor lessens the risk of tearing the vaginal tissue. ...Read more

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What is better, to have more time during sono with tech or brief time with ob expert?

What is better, to have more time during sono with tech or brief time with ob expert?

Ultrasound: They serve different functions. The tech is trained to obtain and record ultrasound images. Ob expert specializes in interpreting these images to reach a conclusion. Either way, I wish you get your answers. ...Read more

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12weeks UTS, Ob said I have 1 empty sac, it could be VTS. Had earlier scan at 8 & 10 weeks -1 sac & 1 baby only. What's the empty sac?

What else did: The OB say? If there was a fetus in the gestational sac at 8 and 10 weeks, and there is no longer a fetus visible in the sac, there is a problem with the pregnancy, assuming they got a good look at the sac. An empty sac may mean loss of the pregnancy. But talk to your doc about it, it doesn't make sense that he/she would just tell you there is an empty sac and leave it at that. Take care. ...Read more

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Keep gettin tiny wet patches intermittently thru the day. Ob checkd via US yesterdy due to this happening + fluid levels were normal. Should I worry?

No.: Unless your OB says that this is concerning (suggesting a leaking of amniotic infection) then you need not worry. Vaginal secretions are often more abundant during pregnancy due to the effects of high levels of pregnancy related hormones. Urinary stress incontinence from the pressure of the uterus on the bladder can also cause tiny wet patches. No worries my dear. ...Read more

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Trying ttcsince october'12, what should we do now? I seen my ob march'13&don't want to wait till march again. October, longest. What if dr makes us wait?

Options: Typically, a young healthy couple with no medical problem should wait one year before pursuing an infertility evaluation. If this is not what you want to do though discuss the options with your doctor. You could always get a second opinion from a different doctor as well. Express your concerns and your desires with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does pleurisy be seen ob xrays?

No: It is a clinical symptom/diagnosis but sometimes the cause can be seen on x-ray. ...Read more

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What can I expect on the third ob visit?

OB Visits: What goes on during the 3rd OB visit depends on when you started prenatal care. Usually on the third visit, the doctor will weigh you, take your blood pressure, check your urine and depending on your gestational age, will draw blood tests or do an ultrasound.
Your OB doctor should talk to you about whether you have any questions or concerns about your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is 20 weeks too late for my first ob appointment?

No: The earlier you seek prenatal care the better. If you have put off your first visit though now is the time. It is never too late. ...Read more

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How can I find ob doctors if there is a problem when I travel?

Emergency room: I would suggest that if you experience any problems while travelling that you go to an er where the staff OB can attend to you and whatever issue that you may be experiencing. ...Read more