Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

2 Bumps

Do you go by gender when choosing an obstetrician?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Pregnancy

This question is closed.
Answers (15)
  • no, I originally wanted a female but my cousin went to this male doc for all four of her births so I decided to try him out and im glad i did. I really liked him as a doc

    Answer by kassee at 11:43 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • No

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:41 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • no, whether or not they are a good doctor has nothing to do with their gender.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 11:41 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I've had both. Honestly, I've had more luck with men in that department. But for pregnancy and birth I prefer a good traditional midwife.

    Answer by misses_nick at 11:42 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • No. I choose a MW who has never had a medicated birth.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:43 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Oh and when I was preggers, I didn't have a choice as to who I saw, my hub was military

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:44 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I went to a practice that had both male and female doctors, and you didn't get a choice of who was on call, I did prefer the women, but that's because the two that I had the bulk of my appointments with had a great bedside manner. I had a male gyn when I was in my late teens/20's and he was fine.

    Answer by amybaby_19 at 11:45 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • No. I had decided on my OB 10 years before I got pregnant. My current GYN was a female who I didn't feel had my best interests at heart. I had an infection for 2 months that she kept throwing meds at and couldn't get rid of. I asked to be sent to someone else and my OB/GNY is who she choose.
    I fell in love with him while I was in stirrups. I swore that when I had a baby, that he would be my doc. And he was.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:49 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • YES, I prefer a lady.

    Answer by lillyblue111 at 11:42 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I'm guilty..I do! LOL I prefer a woman dr.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 11:43 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

Next question in Pregnancy
Bleeding at 7weeks

Next question overall (Relationships)
Will the kids separate?

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN