question about ob for SIL...
My sister in law is 20 weeks pregnant. For the last few weeks she has been looking VERY pale.. she also started bleeding randomly from her lip yesterday and could not get it to stop. I know the mouth bleeds easily, but from a tiny chapped lip? That did not seem "normal" to me.. she called to get her blood work results (they should have called her by now, it has been at least 2 weeks!) and they came back normal. The thing is, she only eats chips and french fries.. and candy.. but not much else. She will occasionally eat peanut butter.. but I think that is really about it. So her diet is not too good. She has ate this way her entire life. I am worried about anemia with her.. since she gets nothing from veggies, fruit, meat or any type of bread.. you'd think the doctors office would have looked into this..but they told her it was normal to be pale and bleed like that from your lip! She bled for at least 30 minutes yesterday..
I really want her to switch ob's. she likes the idea of being able to be in town for the delivery but if she can get better care else where why not? The other hospital is only 15 minutes away..she is worried that she wont get there in time. I told her I really do not see her having that problem. maybe if it was a hour or more away. our cousin is also pregnant and sees a great ob at the other hospital so I already gave her that number.
I worry about her. She has no dad and her mom is not in the picture. Dh is really the only family she has who puts in effort and I want to make sure she is well taken care of. She also had a uti and the doctor did not tell her about it till her next appointment.. can't that cause problems having one of those for a month? I mean I am sure she is ok but if something were to happen that would have been pretty dumb considering they would have already known about it for a entire month or more.