Anyone Seeing An RE

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snickelfritz - January 30

I am seeing an RE now because of my losses. Hopefully he'll help me get pg and stay that way! He did a progesterone test on me yesterday and I'm supposed to call on cd 1 to schedule an HSG and an SHG. When I go back, he'll give me a list of even more tests he wants done and we'll discuss my progesterone results. He suspects something's not right because my cycles have been messed up and I got 7 positive opks this cycle!

 

stefkay - January 30

Hi snickelfritz, did you recently have another loss? I am going through the same thing. My OB is a fertility specialist, but I am wondering if I should go to an RE. Do you know if insurance covers any of it? I need to know what is wrong and I want answers yet I can't afford to pay out of pocket for all of the testing if my insurance won't cover....

 

snickelfritz - January 30

You need to get in touch with your insurance. I had to go the referral route. I actually was referred to a High Risk OB after my first loss but that didn't develop into anything. So after my second loss (in October), my OB said he'd refer me to an RE if I wanted. He's being VERY proactive and is already pushing for things my OB didn't see as necessary. I'm so glad I'm seeing my RE!

 

stefkay - January 30

Thanks! I guess I'm kind of scared to call insurance and ask because I'm afraid they'll tell me it's not covered. I'm already up to my eyeb___s in medical bills. I only saw my OB for a short time, but they did several ultrasounds and after the first couple of appts. I found out my insurance didn't have maternity benefits!!! I was shocked. So, I'm stuck with bills now and no baby to show for it. Not fun, but I guess that's what I get for not looking into it beforehand...

 

snickelfritz - January 30

That really stinks! I thought there was a law that they had to cover prenatal care. My insurance with pg #2 made me mad also... it cost more to have my d&e and walk out of the hospital without a baby than it did to have my c-section with #1 and walk out of the hospital with my son!

 

stefkay - January 30

I know! I've had more hospital bills due to miscarriages and nothing to show for it than I would have if I'd had prenatal care for 9 months and delivered a baby. I found out I didn't have maternity benefits b/c I work for a small company (about 10 people) and they didn't add it because they all have their kids and are older. It would have raised the premium too much. I was furious. I may have to get a different (i.e. more expensive) policy for myself if we plan to get pregnant again. I wish I didn't have to think about that on top of all this c___p :-)

 

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