Re: Calgary OB please!!!
Posted by Tanja Nedergaard on 2/13/2004, 3:19 am, in reply to "Calgary OB please!!!"
Hi my name is Tanja, 24 years old, I had just moved to Calgary from Denmark in May 2002 and was also 6 months pregnant, my doctor sendt me to Gail Lam at the RockyView General Hospital, when I was there for the first time she started talking about Ehlers-Danlos and sendt me to a bunch of specialists at the U of C. She is an awesome Obstetrician. She really did her homework about EDS, and prepared me for childbirth. Hope You can get a hold of her at Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the Rockyview General Hospital. Hope I could help, Tanja Nedergaard, Calgary AB....Maybe we could meet someday, I feel kind of alone with what I am going through everyday and noone to talk to about it, who can understand what I am talking about?
: Hi, thanks for your helpful replies to
: my earlier question. To make it
: clear, I was diagnosed 4 years ago,
: not with type 4, sorry that was a bit
: I am now 6 months pregnant and my GP
: has sent me to get a girdle
: contraption to help with my unstable
: hips, and massage and chiropractic
: are proving helpful to control the
: back pain.
: I now have a new issue. I really
: need a name of a good OB in Calgary,
: preferably one who is familiar with
: EDS. My GP does not do deliveries
: and so she refered me to an OB here
: in Calgary. The woman was the worst
: doctor I have ever encountered. My
: GP sent me to the OB after searching
: for anyone who would say they had
: knowledge of EDS. This woman claimed
: to be an expert, but when questioned
: it turned out she has never actually
: seen anyone with EDS, no matter what
: type, and didn't see how it would
: affect any of her procedures.
: (imagine an episiotomy repair with no
: anaesthetic!) Anyway, she would
: propably not be the doctor who
: actually delivered our baby as she
: doesn't go on call more than once
: every 15 days. I don't think her
: plan of photocopying her textbook
: reference and putting it in my file
: is sufficient. Now, I don't
: anticipate a problem really, my
: cousin who also has EDS has had 3
: children with no difficulty, and I of
: course hope for the same, but this
: doc was a horror!! Even without the
: EDS I wouldn't have her deliver my
: baby much less anything else.
: Thank you for your help!