As a woman diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, having a child of my own was a dream. At the recommendation and support of my neurologist, I was referred to Doctors of Women in the hopes of embarking on the journey to conceive and give birth to a child of my own. I was eventually set up with Dr. Mozayeni for my initial preconception consultation in February of 2017. Her friendly, intelligent, and straightforward manner at the PCC (not to mention the fact that she had previously delivered a woman with MS) immediately warmed me up to her and to the idea that I could indeed have a child myself, albeit my chronic illness and my advanced maternal age of 37.
By August 2017, my husband and I conceived, and thus the journey to having a successful and healthy pregnancy began with Dr. Mozayeni at the helm. She gave clear-cut guidance to my husband and me in terms of how to manage our high-risk pregnancy; from identifying our initial tests (NIPT, NT ultrasound), recommending a perinatologist, encouraging that we have genetic counseling, and ensuring that I have fetal monitoring during the final 2 months of the pregnancy. And when our daughter presented frank breech, she calmed my fears of having a planned Cesarean section and coached me to do everything I could to keep our daughter ‘baking’ until week 39!
Empowered by her positivity and insistence to carry to full term, I made it to week 39 + 1 day and kept to our scheduled C-section. In fact, the surgery went so well, our daughter was out in 26 minutes from when I was wheeled into the operating room!
Dr. Mozayeni definitely took care of me and saw that our daughter was born healthy and successfully. In fact, if I were blessed with another pregnancy, I would certainly work with her and would even consider a C-section yet again. I would highly recommend her, particularly to the women who would be considered at high-risk. She is awesome!