Meet the Boss – the Babies’ MFM

10 May

ultrasound-doctorRecently I got to visit my MFM with the babies!! If you’ve ever had a high-risk pregnancy, I’m sure you understand my excitement. Right? Have you visited yours post-birth? =)

If you haven’t been high-risk, an MFM stands for maternal-fetal medicine specialist (or neonatologist, or perinatologist). These men and women walk us through our pregnancies more closely than our OBs! We see them on a weekly basis sometimes. They make life-saving decisions about our babies and even us! They become much more than a white coat. They watch our babies grow, literally, weekly, and celebrate all the milestones with us – halfway for triplets, halfway for singleton pregnancy, viability, term for triplets, etc.

Dr. Al-malt is the man who (with my OB team) kept my babies safe and sound in their womb-home for nearly 33 weeks! He made the call on the need for the cerclage. He did more than a dozen ultrasounds on the four of us – tracking soooooooooo many things and watching for a thousand more. He never even breathed the word “reduction” to us. I whined and made promises to him that I’d be good and stay in bed at home so I didn’t need to go on bed-rest in the hospital. And he called it that my labor wouldn’t be stopped and that my babies would be born that day instead of the two weeks from then we were shooting for (read the birth story here).

And he’s like a proud Grandpa with the babies. =) This is Dr. AL-Malt.

So precious! The babies were not quite three months old here. =)

Three babies, three grown-ups!

Our recent visit at 19 months! Such a difference, huh?

He hadn’t seen us in almost a year and a half but knew exactly who we were. He pulled out his phone and asked his staff to take pictures. Ok, Dr. A, whatever you want….you’re the boss! ❤

Do you ever go back to visit the doctor/midwife who delivered your baby? Did they become part of your family?

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3 responses to “Meet the Boss – the Babies’ MFM

  1. ThoughtProvokingMoments

    May 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I definitely plan on going back to visit my Peri. After all…its like you said: They’re the ones who’ve gotten us through these high risk pregnancies. The reassurance, comforts, and numerous ultrasounds.
    I will add, that I still check in with my RE and his staff always call/text me to see how I’m coming along. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be where I am now, so how gratifying it must be to the doctors and staff to see the product of their hard work!!! 🙂
    Beautiful pictures!!

    • Jennifer Fountain

      May 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      SOOO true! And that is so kind of them to check in on you! It’s a strange and wonderful extension of our family, right? 🙂 Just think…you’ll be taking these kinds of pictures soooooooon! 🙂

      • ThoughtProvokingMoments

        May 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm

        Absolutely!! I can’t wait. 🙂 They are a significant part of our lives!! So much so, that I feel they need more recognition than what they get.


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