Hello Rhode Island mothers, I am seeking suggestions for an OB-GYN practice. I was with the Center for Ob-Gyn in Providence but sadly suffered a miscarriage at 10+ weeks. It was very devastating, especially since this was my first pregnancy. Although I recognize that nothing about my care (or lack of) caused it, I felt a real lack of support. My doctor there is a very kind person, but she was completely noncommunicative when I had 3 weeks of spotting and bleeding but healthy ultrasounds up until 2 days before. I kept being told by nurses that I was "normal," so I was largely unprepared when the actual, very painful miscarriage happened. I think that much of this was due to the fact that every time I called, I spoke to a different nurse. I have no idea how they communicated my symptoms, and it seems like no one conveyed to the doctor how they were worsening.
I am hoping to find a smaller practice (1-3 doctors if they even exist) so that I will not fall through the cracks. I would also like to be able to receive my results from a doctor rather than a nurse, and I would like to be monitored by a doctor if I have a threatened miscarriage in the future. It doesn't matter to me whether it's a male or female doctor. I would prefer an older doctor who has more experience and can give me anecdotal information about what he/she has seen.
Thank you so much for your help! I am not from this area, and I don't have any friends in Providence, so I am hoping some of you will be able to point me in the right direction(s).
Me (34); DH (35)
BFP 11/25/13; Heard strong heartbeats for 3 weeks; Natural MC (1/15/14)
BFP 11/11/14 EDD 07/21/15 hoping for our rainbow!