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Need best O & G for high risk pregnancy

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    Need best O & G for high risk pregnancy

    We just relocated from Tokyo a few months ago and now I have a 'miracle' pregnancy. We were diagnosed with secondary infertility and both my children, aged 3 and thirteen months were concieved with fertility treatments.

    Very high risk pregnancies and delivery for both, bedrest, hospitalization, retained placenta, pre-eclampsia, premature birth, 2 C-sections (1 hysterotomy), 1 natural birth - my son was born naturally after 13 hours (Emergency C-section for the retained placenta).

    We need the best O & G, someone who is very experienced, will be calm and give us the time. Thank you

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    Wand Congratulations!!!

    Another on the way! How far along are you?

    I would guess the IVF Drs would have the most experience with high-risk pregnancies. Dr Derek Lo has a great reputation and I know a lot of people who adore him. Other Drs frequently recommended by our members are Philip Ho and Alex Doo.

    Rani

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    Wand,
    I would highly reccommend Dr milton Leung and Dr Alex Doo. The practice is called the Womans Clinic. Both v v v good docs!!!! If u need anymore dets let me know.

    Best K.

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    Thanks for the recommendations. Who would be the top choice, Dr Doo or Dr Leung?

    I just tested positive with the home pregnancy tests so I will get the pregnancy confirmed with the Docs when I can get an appointment.

    Since we just moved here, with such a long list of things to do like finding a schools, maid etc.. the next thing on the list was a comprehensive health insurance so believe it or not we have a high risk pregnancy with no insurance. If anyone has any advice, we can surely do with some help.

    In the meantime, I've to wean my daughter off completely, she's still breastfed! I also need to find another maid as Docs will want me to keep off my feet as much as I can.

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    Thumbs up

    I had both Dr. Leong and Dr. Doo (while Dr. Leong was away from HK) for my IVF baby. Both doctors are excellent. While Dr. Leong is the elderly doctor with more experience, Dr. Doo is a younger one. You may choose either depends on your own personal preference. I had complications during the first and third trimesters which they both handled expertly.

    Good luck!

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    Hi
    Other favourite OB is Dr Stevenson (also IVF specialist) and Dr Sally Ferguson.

    I suggest that you visit a few and see what you personally think. As for everyone that loves one another dislikes them a lot! Personal Choice.

    However, high risk are not necessarily better off with an IVF doctor as not all IVF patients have high risks patients. If an IVF dr does not deliver and do general OBS then they are referred on at about 6 weeks or after the first scan.

    However, overall, if high risk, there is no doubt in my mind that one visits the two top specialists at the QUeen Mary High Rosk Clinic. One can go there as a private patient or a regular one.

    You can either ask a private dr to refer you to the clinic (Dr CP Lee and/or Prof Lao/Lau - both excellent! And highly recommendable.

    If you know you are or develop into a high risk pg I would not recommend the Matilda as should something happen it is far away (in terms or organising hosptial ambulance/transport and distance) to be transferrred (you or babe) to the Queen Mary (were you would be sent) and losing precious time.

    I know this from a few high risk (bedrest) patients, being a nurse and know that for any high risk I would start of my pg with a private dr and then have a consult at the Queen Mary and take it from there.

    I know that one dr sends all high risk patients (twins) to have a consult at the Queen Mary so that they already know the hospital and drs already just incase something happens or waters break early etc. When this does happen, before a certain cut off date a private hospital would not take you anyway even if you are booked in.

    I would visit the whole lot and see what they offer in all scenarios.

    Best, FP

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    Hi Wand, CONGRATULATIONS....You seems to have gone through a lot in your earlier pregnancies. Take care of yourself.

    Well, Im expecting my second IVF baby too. My first delivery was via C-Sec and Im expecting the second to be a C-Sec too. No major complications, but my road to this point has been very very hard and difficult..

    Anyway Im looking for a High Risk OB/GYN too. Do any or all of these doctors have their own ultrasound machines in their own offices. I hate the ones that send you elsewhere for an Ultrasound?

    A question for the other posters....Are these doctors some of you recommended IVF doctors or OBGYNS or both? IVF specialists are usually Reproductive Endocrinologists and not OB/GYNs. There are some ofcourse who double up as both because IVF is very lucrative a practice....

    Thanks

    ANYC
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    First of all congratulations to all of you. I had Philip Ho (with Nicholson and Associates). I had to have a C-Section, which was fortunate as it turned out I had a few extra problems. He was very calm and competent through all this and in fact I didn't know about the further complications until after the baby was born and I was in the hospital room. He's got his own ultrasound machine and a few friends were referred to him for this as their own doctors didn't have the equipment. I would definitely use him again. He was very thorough during all the follow ups as well.
    Good luck.

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