Originally Posted by egoldber
I saw both. My peri was basically a consultant to my OB. Although the way it ended up, the peri made all the important calls, but the OB did the actual delivery.
I know that the peri group at Fairfax does a lot of deliveries, but I think my group is more consultant-like. But the group at Fairfax will also do consultant type work as well. I know there's an MDC mama who used the Fairfax group as her primary OB during her pregnancy. You can PM me for her name.
I saw both a peri and my ob group. I saw the obs more often but I saw my peri for US's and my peri also performed my cerclage surgery. Nic was 5 weeks early but my ob performed the c-section. My peri was consulted throughout the pregnancy and both my ob and peri were consulted on a gallbladder surgery I had at 26 weeks.
I used the group at Inova Fairfax, Perinatal Associates and my peri, Dr. Khoury, is head of perinatal at Inova Fairfax. I absolutely love him and his practice.
I've been told any future pregnancies will involve cerclages and I have a current friend who is going through this and will also be working with my peri. I wouldn't go to another practice, I was very happy with the care I received during this pregnancy.