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    Author: Amanda (---.dsl.dytnoh.ameritech.net)

    Date: 10-21-02 20:22

    i went to the doctor the other day for my regular monthly checkup for the baby. i seen a new doctor who has no clue what HCM is and he says i can have an epidural when i give birth to this baby that he does not see any reason why not. i told him i was having a few other problems with my pregnancy and he just ignored them and sent me home so i had to go back to cincinnati the next day and have a urine and blood test. i kinda worried about getting that doctor again, so i am seeing a new doctor closer to home and hopefully this one will actually listen. just wanted to vent about stupid doctors. hope everyone is well.




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    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 10-21-02 20:26

    Amanda Be careful of this doctor. make sure you have someone who is able to handle a high risk pregnancy and one who will listen to you.

    Good luck and keep us up on the events

    Oh and feel free to vent anytime!



    [Re: Epidural]

    Author: Julie Petitpas (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 10-21-02 21:38


    I definately agree with Lisa. You need to drop that stupid doctor and get a new one. You and your baby are more important. Don't settle for anything less. Enough said. I wish you a lot of luck in getting a special doctor who will listen to you.



    [Re: Epidural]

    Author: Heather I. (65.247.157.---)

    Date: 10-21-02 22:22


    I had an epidural w/ my son, who was born 2 yrs. ago. The perinatologist I was seeing read up on it and said it should be okay. He made sure I had plenty of IV fluids and they watched my blood pressure very closely after the epi. I didn't have any problems from it and was actually in labor for 11 hrs. and then needed and emergency c-section and was able to use the same epi for that. So, I wish you the best of luck and ask if you have any more questions.



    [Re: Epidural]

    Author: Amy Williams (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 10-22-02 08:37


    When I had my son 7 years ago, I was told NO epidural - as it could make my blood pressure drop too low. However, I had a baby 8 weeks ago, and was cared for a ob-gyn who specialises in cardiac pregnancies - he has had extensive experience with HCM mothers. Recently his team have been giving HCM mothers a slow release epidural, with an arterial line in place which monitors your blood pressure constantly. They have not had any problems with this method. However, I know that the general advice for HCM mothers is no epidural. It is essential that you have a ob-gyn who has experience with your condition. It is also important for him to liase with your HCM specialist to make sure everyone is on the same page.

    Good Luck

    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.