K.D. asks from Chicago, IL on February 16, 2010
Second Trimester Miscarriage
I recently lost my baby at 17 weeks. The reason for the miscarriage is not known. I am looking for a new doctor as I think it will be too difficult to go back to my current one. I live downtown Chicago & would like to stay within Northwestern. Has anyone else had a 2nd trimester miscarriage & would you recommend your doctor? Thanks!
L.S. answers from Chicago on February 17, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. My doctor (Dr. Mazzullo) saw me through the birth of my son two years ago (a c-section due) and a miscarriage (with a D&C) at 12 weeks this fall. She was wonderfully supportive through both and I would highly recommend her. Both times I was in the hospital, all the nurses told me that they loved her and also used her practice. The practice is called The Women's Practice and consists of 5 OBs total (all women). One is new, but the other 3 were with her when my son was born. I was extremely impressed with all of them.
I wish you the best of luck! You might also want to ask your doctor for referrals. After the miscarriage, mine told me that she would be happy to help me find a new doctor if I found it too hard to return to her office.
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M.M. answers from Chicago on February 17, 2010
A.A. answers from Chicago on February 16, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. I had a miscarriage recently, but it was first trimester. I go through the midwives with NMPG (Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group). I usually see Julie Omar, but have also seen Amy Willetts. They also have OB/GYN's if you are more comfortable with that. I highly recommend them - they were extremely supportive through my miscarriage and very thorough. Here is a link to their site http://nmpg.com/default.aspx?article=ob-gyn_physicians.xml Best of luck.
H.B. answers from Chicago on February 17, 2010
I am really sorry to hear about your loss. I can certainly understand the devastation as I have lost 2 children.
My first child, a son, was born at 28 weeks, spent a month in the NICU at Northwestern and ultimately passed. I was under the care of Northwestern docs at the time. After many tests, etc. no one determined a good reason for the early delivery, etc. I felt very frustrated.
I ended up switching to Evanston Hospital (now under the name NorthShore University Health System) for my second pregnancy. I, unfortunately, lost my second child, a girl, at 18 weeks. After a barrage of additional testing, I ended up with Dr. Carolyn Coulam with The Reinhart Center in Evanston. She gave me fairly good odds of a successful next pregnancy, but my husband and I decided it would be too hard for us to pursue another pregnancy for fear of a third loss.
We have since adopted a son and are in the process of adopting a second child.
However, I did really like Dr. Coulam and thought that whole group of reproductive endocrinologists at The Reinhart Center were good and touted good odds and statistics. It might be worth looking into.
Take of yourself.
All my best,
K.T. answers from Chicago on February 17, 2010
I would recommend DrWeiss at Assoc of Women's Healthcare. They have an office on Mich Ave across from Millennium Park. He is great (as are others in the practice!) Best of Luck!!!