Reposting from April 2013 birth month board..
Military spouse here, so I don't have much choice in my clinic unless I change my insurance - which is a last resort.
I was referred to a high risk OB on top of my regular OB for this Antibody M that I have that could potentially cause anemia in the baby while I'm carrying him/her. (After birth it would go away). The high risk OB said that I need the levels monitored monthly to make sure that they do not go up, if they go up then they have to go in to more drastic measures to monitor and take care of the baby while I'm carrying. The very worst case scenario would mean blood transfusions for baby every few weeks, yes, while I'm carrying him/her. Little scary. But as long as it's monitored I'm not too worried.Well fast forward to my regular OB which I have to continue to see for all my regular appointments. They told me they take what the high risk OB said as a "recommendation" only, and my reg OB decides what's necessary. Really? So I finally got the 'ok' today to go in tomorrow and get this month's blood draw done to check the antibody level. But from the way it sounds it's going to be a monthly fight to get them to put the order in for the blood work.