Seeking an OB/GYN or RE recommendation in greater Seattle area
February 7, 2014 6:59 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for an OB/GYN or RE in the greater Seattle area after experiencing 3 early miscarriages in the last 10 months.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (2 answers total)
I'm looking for an RE or OB/GYN to help diagnose and treat whatever is causing the recurrent losses (these are the only 3 pregnancies that I have had).
What I'm looking for:
-Someone specialized in fertility or recurrent loss issues
-Preferably someone that could see me without a referral
-Someone capable of treating me with sensitivity while communicating clearly and honestly about my options
What I'm trying to avoid:
-Seeing another doctor that blows me off because we're young and "of course you'll have baby some day!"
-Seeing a doctor that isn't specialized in these issues or that isn't up-to-date on the latest developments in the field (I don't want to be told to "just relax and you'll get pregnant again!"; I want actual help with this problem)
-Seeing a doctor that won't take steps to investigate or diagnose the cause of the recurrent losses because we haven't been trying a full year
-I'm 25 and my husband is 26
-We're both insured and we are financially comfortable
-The losses were at 5 weeks, 4 weeks, and 4 weeks
-We're both in good health. I'm in good shape, eat well, take prenatal vitamins, and have no other health issues that we know of.
-Neither of us have had any type of evaluation to determine what could be causing this problem. With the first loss I had an ultrasound in the ER that didn't show anything unusual, but the doctor I followed up with did nothing in terms of exams or other investigation. My husband has not been evaluated at all.
-The losses have been somewhat traumatic for me (we do have a counselor we see together and apart), so it's important to me that I find a doctor I feel like I can communicate and work with well
Thank you for any recommendations that you can provide, MeFi!