High Risk OB Recommendations?
I’m 39 and 14 weeks pregnant with my second child. I have hemophilia and a few other conditions that place me in the “high risk” category. I loved my previous OB, but he has since moved out of state so I’m back at square one for this pregnancy. I live in Oakland but have been advised that very few OBs have admitting privileges to Alta Bates and that the hospital hasn’t been updated in quite a while. I’m currently being seen by an OB at John Muir along with the team of hematologists in perinatologists, but I haven’t been pleased with the care I’ve received. I considered switching to UCSF, but found out that those in the high risk category are assigned a provider based on the provider’s specializations and on the day of delivery might be seen by one of 50 different providers. This feels very impersonal and concerning as I have several risk factors that need to be weighed very delicately and having absolutely no prior relationship with the person delivering me seems very impersonal and scary. Traveling all the way down to Stanford seems impractical and potentially unsafe. Does anyone have any high risk suggestions in the East Bay that I haven’t considered? I have Anthem PPO for my insurance. Any tips are very welcome!