Hi, everyone. I ended up at the high risk clinic at Von Voightlander, at U of M in Ann Arbor, the other day. I have an autoimmune issue--IgM anticardiolipin antibodies--that my family doctor diagnosed and referred me to a perinatologist because he wasn't sure if I were high risk or not. I have had bad experiences with OBs in the past and am hoping to have a natural birth, and I was not happy about having to go to a high risk clinic. I was very pleasantly surprised with the doctors I talked to--Dr. Van der Ven and Dr. Wallett. Both of them were very sympathetic and concerned. I was not pushed to have any interventions I did not want, and they took the time to talk to me and answer my and my husband's questions. Dr. Wallett is a 4th year resident who is going to be an "offical" doctor in June, and I am thinking about seeing her during this pregnancy. I was very happy with both of them and wanted to put the word out there for anyone who might have to go to the high risk clinic there. I am not a high risk pregnancy after all, much to my and my husband's relief. Yay! And I had a good experience at the clinic. It was a great outcome in my book.
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2/2/13 at 9:33pm