Starting a family can be an exciting time in one’s life and welcoming multiples is a whole other entity. On this episode of Patient Power sponsored by UC San Diego Medical Center, Dr. David Schrimmer, associate clinical professor in the division of perinatal medicine at UC San Diego Medical Center will speak about the potential complications of multiple births. Also joining the discussion is Monica and Ted Fogliani.
The Fogliani’s were excited when they found out they were pregnant, but they were in for the surprise of their lives after finding out they were pregnant with triplets. Ted, a CEO of a San Diego based contract manufacturing company and Monica, a stay at home Mom, had very little data or history on which to base their decisions during the pregnancy and how that might impact the babies. However, being good listeners and trusting their doctor resulted in a successful delivery of very healthy triplets born at 34 weeks, Natalia, Camila and Christian.
Dr. Schrimmer begins by explaining progress over the years for treating infertility and how this can be both a blessing and sometimes a curse. He also delves into some specific complications like gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders and preeclampsia and the treatment approaches for these conditions. Dr. Schrimmer concludes with a discussion of interventions, breakthroughs in fetal development and his hope for the future. He helps listeners to understand both common and rare risks associated with multiple births, particularly for older parents. In the Folgiani's own words, “the most valuable part of working with Dr. Schrimmer and his staff was that they made perfect decision at every step of the process.”
David Schrimmer, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor Division of Perinatal Medicine, University of California San Diego Medical CenterDr. Schrimmer is associate clinical professor in the division of pernation medicine at UC San Diego Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency at LAC-USC Medical Center Women's Hospital. Dr. Schrimmer specializes in treating pregnancy complications, including reduction of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and prophylactic amnioinfusion as a... more >
Ted and Monica Fogliani ,
Parents of triplets born at 34 weeksIn preparing for their 2nd child, the Fogliani’s were excited when they found out they were pregnant. But they were in for the surprise of their lives after finding out they were pregnant with triplets. Ted, a CEO of a San Diego based contract manufacturing company and Monica, a stay at home Mom, had very little data or history on... more >