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    Perinatologist vs. High Risk OB vs. Maternal Fetal Medicine

    Hi. I need some help. I'm very cautiously pregnant after two missed miscarriages, one at 6 weeks, the other at 9 weeks, 4 days (after excellent betas and , Turners).

    I measured 8 weeks, 5 days yesterday. With this pregnancy, my betas have been very, very high. My OB knows that I am a complete and utter mess over this pregnancy. I am going to see a MD who specializes in Maternal Fetal Medicine for my nuchal test and a consultation. I'm wondering what the difference is between a Perinatologist, High Risk OB, and Maternal Fetal Medicine?

    THANKS!! I really hope this is my baby. I'm a complete mess every hour of everyday.
    Me:33 DH:34 TTC#1 Aug'08
    Oct'08: D&C missed
    Feb'09: Hysteroscopic resection, septated uterus.
    May'09: D&C missed after excellent betas & heartbeats. Turners Syn. RPL Panel-clear.
    Aug'09-Dec 09: Clomid/GonalF IUIs, failed.
    Mar'10: Taking mental break, BFP
    Beautiful DD 11/24/10
    Jan'12: chemical
    May'12: IUI gonalf. BFP
    Due date: Feb 4, 2013

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    Hello and again, congratulations!!
    Did you visit the high risk pregnancy bb?
    High Risk Pregnancies - Fertile Thoughts

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    I agree about visiting the high risk board.
    I saw Maternal Fetal Medicine for my pregnancy. The doctor I saw there was a perinatologist. He specializes in high risk pregnancies. I would say the names are all interchangeable.

    Good Luck with your pregnancy!
    2005-2010 ~ 5 Clomids, 5 IUIs, 2 FETs, 3 IVFs = 11 BFNs, 2 and
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