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Is this normal or extreme???

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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I am already seeing the high risk ob twice a month and my regular ob once a week. My regular ob had me start going to nst's twice a week this week. 

Is it normal to have this many nst's/appointments? I am 25w4d along and have gd but other than that my pregnancy has been normal.

by on Oct. 29, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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Supervane
by Bronze Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 6:35 PM
Those are lots of appointments. I've never had a high risk pregnancy or GD so I don't know if that's normal
Lashawn77
by on Oct. 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM
I am high risk pregnancy I get a sonogram every month. When I turn 32 weeks I have to get a sonogram twice a month and see my obgyn every 2 weeks.
Pandapanda
by Cafe Panda on Oct. 29, 2013 at 7:07 PM
Gd shouldn't have you going to a perinatologist.. Gd is a variation of normal. Is your gd diet controlled?
Devious103102
by Ruby Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 9:01 PM

That sounds like a lot of appts, but honestly there is no "normal". Each doc/practice has their own way of doing things.

dlane12152007
by Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Are you taking meds for the GD? When my GD was diet controlled I didn't have to see a specialist, my next pregnancy I had to take meds to control it and they had me see a specialist weekly for nsts and fluid/weight checks. On my 4th pregnancy now and this time I do not have GD but they check my A1C levels regularly at my ob apps just to monitor it to be sure.
mileysmom331
by Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 10:09 PM
My first pregnancy my Bp was high I was going for ultra sounds once a month and NSTs twice a week
jewelfroggee
by Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Yes, I have a few high numbers but nothing that has the doctors to concerned or putting me on meds to keep it under control. 

Quoting Pandapanda:

Gd shouldn't have you going to a perinatologist.. Gd is a variation of normal. Is your gd diet controlled?


jewelfroggee
by Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:11 PM

No, I've had a few high numbers but the doctors don't think I need to be put on meds. just yet. With ds I had gd and I was put on meds, but my ob didn't have me going to a high risk doctor. He just had me do an u/s for every appointment. That's why all these extra appointments don't make any sense to me. I have moved since then and I'm at a different ob office now.

Quoting dlane12152007:

Are you taking meds for the GD? When my GD was diet controlled I didn't have to see a specialist, my next pregnancy I had to take meds to control it and they had me see a specialist weekly for nsts and fluid/weight checks. On my 4th pregnancy now and this time I do not have GD but they check my A1C levels regularly at my ob apps just to monitor it to be sure.


CelestialSong
by on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM

That doesn't sound normal just for GD. Why twice weekly NSTs? That seems really excessive if nothing else is going on.

lillucky8
by Ruby Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:25 PM
That does seem like alot. Im high risk for a clotting disorder and deficiency of folic acid and i only saw high risk twice to be sure my blood levels were okay, and no extra ultrasounds or nsts. Maybe theres something else they didnt mention that is of concern? Id probably call and ask, either office or the nst person should have a diagnosis code for the appointments / procedures.
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