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Jacksonville, NC ladies (high risk OB)

We just found out that DH has orders for Camp Lejeune.  We will be moving when I am 32 weeks pregnant.

I am currently seeing a Perinatologist at Bethesda (I am high risk after losing our twins).  Does Camp Lejeune see high risk OB patients, or do they send them to a civilian provider? How is the birthing center there? Do they have a NICU?

Thanks!

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Re: Jacksonville, NC ladies (high risk OB)

  • Its tricky at lejeune. We were there for 7 years until this past feb. I was considered high risk for several reasons including carrying twins, but tricare prime only let me see the OB on base.....they do not have high risk OB's at the naval hospital (or they didn't while I was there). My OB told me that they would continue to see me "unless there was a problem".  what is different is that instead of seeing a midwife every other month you see a Dr. every time and more often. If they don't give you a referral to a high risk OB then maybe switch to tricare standard and go out in town? I forget which one my friend went to for her high risk twin pregnancy but it was in town. Lucky for me, we now live on such a small base that they HAD to refer me out into town! Good luck and have fun in NC!
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  • I'm in Jville! What they will probably do is see you at Naval first and have a consult with the OB there and then send the referral through Tricare to get you out in town to a highrisk ob. They don't have a NICU at Naval, I think the closest one is Greensville or Greensboro (I can't remember which town) and I want to say its about an hour and a half away. Or, you could always call tricare and ask!
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  • Thank you ladies.  They may keep me at the clinic on base.  At that point, my high risk issue (my water breaking before viability) will be a much lower risk.  I will be doing monitoring 2 times a week with my peri here (NST and ultrasound to check fluid levels), so I will need a lot of appointments as soon as possible after moving.  I am just worried about them not taking my care as seriously as my current Peri.  After losing our boys, I am anxious about everything.... 

     Can I make an appointment in Jacksonville before we move, so there is no gap in my care?     

    IVF cycle 1-BPF!
    9/13/09-Twin boys born at 23 weeks due to Pprom.
    Ethan and Jacob-our beautiful angel babies lived for 11 minutes and 23 hours.
    Single embryo FET 12/2009-BFP! Blake born 8/2010 at 39 weeks after 36 hours of labor and an emergency c section < IVF 2- BPF! Due April 27th Our Story
  • If you can get Tricare to switch your PCM then I think you can. Again..I'd call Tricare and ask. Because technically you wouldn't be able to make an appt until your husband has checked in. Is he hitting the fleet or pcs-ing?
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    If you can get Tricare to switch your PCM then I think you can. Again..I'd call Tricare and ask. Because technically you wouldn't be able to make an appt until your husband has checked in. Is he hitting the fleet or pcs-ing?

    We are pcs-ing. This is our second move, but I have never had to have appointments twice a week when moving.  We moved from Lejeune to Quantico 3 years ago, but I had insurance through my employer.... so I never used Tricare there.  

    I am going to call Tricare and the clinic on Monday.  We will see what they all say. 

    IVF cycle 1-BPF!
    9/13/09-Twin boys born at 23 weeks due to Pprom.
    Ethan and Jacob-our beautiful angel babies lived for 11 minutes and 23 hours.
    Single embryo FET 12/2009-BFP! Blake born 8/2010 at 39 weeks after 36 hours of labor and an emergency c section < IVF 2- BPF! Due April 27th Our Story
  • Good luck! I hope they work with you and hear everything you're saying..sometimes they aren't the easiest people and can get frustrating! I really hope you get it figured out!
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington has a Level III NICU, that will be much closer than Greenville.

    As for getting an appointment scheduled before you move, that is pretty unlikely. I have been trying to get that for myself as well since we'll be on the road for 2 weeks when we move. According to Tricare, you cannot see a specialist at your new duty station until a referral has been submitted by your new primary care. Makes no sense to me since you can go to the OB clinic on base yourself when you're newly pregnant to register! I think once you get switched in DEERS, you can march into the OB clinic with your file and get registered with them.

    Good luck with your PCS!

  • I go Dr. Edward's clinic out in town and I really like them a lot. I never have to wait more than 5 minutes in the waiting room and the doctors are all great. I am not high risk and I've never been to the hospital on base, so I am no help there... sorry! 
  • Thank you ladies.  I talked to the high risk OB nurse today, and she was very helpful.  She took my information, and she gave me hers.  She is going to make sure I get an appointment within the week once we move.

    IVF cycle 1-BPF!
    9/13/09-Twin boys born at 23 weeks due to Pprom.
    Ethan and Jacob-our beautiful angel babies lived for 11 minutes and 23 hours.
    Single embryo FET 12/2009-BFP! Blake born 8/2010 at 39 weeks after 36 hours of labor and an emergency c section < IVF 2- BPF! Due April 27th Our Story
  • Hi - okay I'll chime in my 2 cents here. I read all the posts so hopefully I won't just be a redundent repeat.

     I had a pretty hectic pregnancy to say the least and my husband was gone for the end of it with training exercises. I was a normal healthy pregnany till 20weeks when my BP started shooting up and weight gain shot up. At that point I was seeing a WONDERFUL midwife (Melissa Summerville) who tried to keep me with her as long as possible by putting me on weeklt 24hr urine & labs, weekly NSTs, and weekly appointments. We also had extra u/s and by 36 weeks when they measured the baby he was measuring 3 weeks behind in the abdomen. I was instantly transferred to a high risk OB in town who was a Maternal Fetal Specialist, the OB clinic actually called made my appt and withing 2 days I was seeing him for an analysis. (So referrals move quick when they want you out) He recc. induction by the following week for fear of my placenta failing, I turned in a 24 hr urine that afternoon and it came back officially Pre-E, so then he said to inducae ASAP and that night I was brought into Naval for Induction. The birthing suites are VERY nice, big, TV, bathroom/shower, WONDERFUL nurses in my experience, and let me do as I wanted as long as I stayed on the moniters because of all the issues making me "high-risk". Because I was offficially high-risk my midwife couldn't touch me which I didn't like but I appreciate them making sure I had the best care possible. 3 weeks early and we had a healthy baby boy- Thank God!

     

    NICU- Naval will keep a NICU baby for up to 24hrs but will transfer sooner if need be. A friend of mine, both girls had to be sent out. They discharged her as quick as possible so she could be with them. First one had GI issues and she went to UNC, because they have an excellent GI Ped Dr. Her 2nd had premature lungs and was sent to Greenville. WIlmington also has a NICU.

     

    Hope this helps, I can tell you I always was satisfied with OB at Lejeune, they got me in within 24 hrs whenever I had issues even prior to the hgh BP issues. The night I was induced they had me comnig in Fri, then called for Wed, then said they had space for me that night (Tues) and got me in and going.

     

    The nursing suites are kinda tiny but single rooms with a rocking chair, bed, a chair the pulls out into a bed and a bathroom, nurses were great there as well.

     

    I wish you all the best, feel free to message me if you have any questions regarding Lejeune been here 2.5 years now and have experienced a lifetime of excitement lol.

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  • Hey there! We are stationed at Camp Lejeune and I work at the civilian hospital. Dr. Jeffrey Wright of Atlantic Fetal Medicine sees a lot of high risk patients and he is located right in town! Good luck!
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