Need Referral for OB/MFM/Hospital in Massachusetts
I live in Boston, MA. I lost my twins to pprom at 15 weeks a few months ago. They were a result of our fourth IVF attempt. I was very unhappy with the experience I had with my doctor and hospital. We are looking to try again and would like to find a new care team. If anyone is in the area and has had a good experience with their doctor and hospital, could you please let me know? Specifically, I'd like someone who is familiar with pprom and who tries to work with pprom patients...not just encourage and push termination. A doctor who would administer antibiotics if pprom happens, be willing to prescribe bedrest in the event of pprom, admit pprom patients to the hospital for observation, and be open to delayed interval deliveries in multiple pregnancies. My doctors refused to give me antibiotics or prescribe bedrest when I ppromed. I begged them to keep me overnight in the hospital for observation when I ppromed and they refused. I ended up delivering Baby A at home a few days later. Baby B was still inside and healthy. I begged them to allow me to continue the pregnancy and do a delayed interval delivery ( antibiotics, cerclage) and they refused. They even refused to cut/ligate Baby As protruding cord which would literally dip into the toilet every time I had to use the restroom. I ended up getting an ascending infection and had to terminate Baby B. I am traumatized by my experience and would like a new doctor and hospital. If anyone can refer me to one in the area I would greatly appreciate it.
Last edited by cuteytwins; 03-19-2013 at 11:12 PM.
I'm so sorry you had to go through that. I can't believe they couldn't/wouldn't do more to save Baby B.
My situation is different because I PPROM'd at 33 weeks but I did meet someone once I was hospitalized who had PPROM's at 22 weeks (with twins) and she was currently 29 weeks (delivered at 31 weeks). We were both hospitalized as soon as it happened. My OB was through Harvard Vanguard Post Office Square. My main OB was Dr. Shirley Chung, MD but in hospital I saw which ever Harvard Vanguard OB was doing rounds. I was at Brigham & Womens. I was very happy with the team I saw before delivery and the NICU staff.
I'm so sorry you went through all of that! And especially for the loss of your two precious babes. ((hugs))
I don't have any advice on finding someone in Ma. I had PROM at 33 wks with my DS1 and went on to carry my second to 36 wks 5 days. They never were able to give me a possible cause or diagnosis as to why I experienced PROM. I was curious if you were given any diagnosis or know why it occurred for you? I hope it was a fluke and you are able to get pregnant and carry to a safe gestation very soon. Best wishes for a pleasant experience next time.
I am so, so sorry for your losses. What a horrible doctor you must have had! They don't just sound uncaring, but leaving you in a situation where you would develop an infection is just... I don't think there's anything I can say about it that the site wouldn't censor. I hope you're able to find someone who is able and willing to help you. wishing you lots of luck.
I had a subchorionic hematoma that started bleeding at 6 weeks and never stopped. The bleeding weakened the membrane and that caused pprom. The other theory is the constant opening of the cervix to let blood out let some infection in and that caused the pprom. Will never know for sure. I'm still trying to find an OB. Ive had a couple leads but nithing firm yet. I really want a doctor who is familiar with pprom and will work with patients,not just push termination. A doctor willing to do delayed interval delivieries would also be great. No luck yet ):