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Seeking Perinatologist or OB Specializing in High Risk Pregnancies

Hello! Looking for recommendations for a perinatologist or OB specializing high risk pregnancies. I'm newly pregnant, still nursing my 9 month old and had her 8.5 weeks early. Looking for providers in the east St. Paul/Maplewood/Roseville area. Thank you!

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Thank you for all the great advice--I really appreciated it! I haven't been referred to a perinatologist at this point, so I'm going with Metro OBGYN and will see Dr. Amy Kelly. I'll know more after my first appt later this month. Again, thanks to all who responded!

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Hello, i have been to Minnesota Perintologists also, they are wonderful, but it was my OB who referred me, Dr. Gordon Ditmanson, who is wonderful, he really listens to all your questions and answers each one. good luck and congratulations!

I'd talk to a couple of doctors about how they will handle your pregnancy before you decide on one. Of course, a lot also depends on your insurance. I had my son 10 weeks early and I have been seen by a high risk OB named Eric Trygstad at the HealthPartners Riverside clinic. I love him. I met with a few other OBs and a perinatalogist before getting pregnant and I couldn't be happier with my choice.

Good luck - I hope you have a long and healthy pregnancy.

B.

Hi. I had the BEST care when I was diagnosed last year with a high risk pregnancy. I went to MPP (Minnesota Perinatal Physicians) in the Gardenview building inside of Children's Hospital in St Paul. Every single person who I was treated by was so caring & knowledgeable. It was a really hard pregnancy & every single visit was made easier knowing they were the best in the business- literally. I would look into them. Take care & best of health throughout your pregnancy.

J.,
I needed to see a perinatologist for my first pregnancy. My OB sent me to MPP (Minnesota Perinatology Physicians) in the Garden View Building at United/Children's Hospital in St. Paul. They are widely considered to be the best in the Twin Cities. I believe their doctors also work via Abbott Northwestern, as well. These two hospitals have the kind of neo-natal care units that are necessary for babies at risk of early delivery. For me, it was important that I be in the same hopsital as my baby.

While I have a few favorite physicans at MPP (Dr. Lynch-Soloman, Dr. Assel), I can freely say that every single physician I saw was excellent.

Good luck!
K.

I can't recommend any doctors in your area, although the Woodwinds Clinic and Hospital in Woodbury is good--but the first thing you might want to do is to wean your 9 month old. Nursing while pregnant, especially in the first trimester, is dangerous to you--you are depleting all your nutrients on both babies. You need to focus your body's energies on your growing fetus. You might want to find a doula too, who can help you navigate all these issues.

Good luck--and congratulations!

A Wonderful, Wonderful Caring and HIGHLY EXPERIENCED Doctor-
DR. KIRK RAMIN, here is the link to his info!
Good luck! Let me know if you get in to see him- he is sooooo great- I can't stress that enough! He was my Doctor in 2004-Only thing is that he works out of University Riverside- If he is too far, you could speak with him and get a referal for someone closer to you-

http://www.med.umn.edu/obgyn/directory/mfm/Ramin.html

J.,
I hope this helps Metro OBGYN specialing in high rish.
Dr. Annette N. Mies, Md.

Office High Pointe Health Campus 8650 Hudson Blvd #325 Lake Elmo 651- ###-###-#### www.metro-obgyn.com
Or Maplewood Professional Building
Beam ave ###-###-####-1385
or
www.adefrisandtoppin.com
###-###-#### Dr. Anderson or Dr.Toppin. Great doctors. Check them out.

hope this helps
S.

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