I had a brain aneurysm that was clipped back in 1999…I was 19 years old then, and only in the hospital for about a week. I was given the all clear to go and live an happy, full life. Which I have.
Fast forward to now, 2/2017 and I am 37 years old and 22 weeks pregnant with my first! We’re very happy, however the doctors are giving me major grief about going for more testing to make sure I can actually deliver vs c-section.
After weeks of telling the doctor office to get my file from my neurologists office, they finally did. My neurologist has since retired, long time ago actually. Now my OB doc want me to see another neurosurgeon/neurologist because she’s not satisfied with the report from the original neuro doc, and since mine has retired long time ago.
I’ve already seen a maternal fetal specialist. She wanted to send me for an MRI! (I can’t have them, metal clip, that’s NOT titanium!) I explained to her that I can’t have them, she asked what would happen and i just looked at her, and said “I’ll die!” She looked confused, and the realized that it was the clip…duh lady! I just told you that!
I am high risk due to my age, bp (which had NOTHING to do w/ the aneurysm, diagnosed many, many years after aneurysm) and weight, (6ft tall, about 285).
How much/many testing/specialists are too many? I’ve told my OB that my neuro doc gave me the all clear 18 years ago. The files are not enough to convince them that I can labor. I’m not sure what else I can do, just go through all tests and let them suck me dry financially? I’ve got insurance, but its not great. The docs don’t seem to understand (or to care) its a lot of mileage and time off work to come see them almost every other week! Thoughts?