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Due you prefer a male or female medical provider?

I say medical provider because I know some people have a midwife. But do you like having a male or a female provider for your pregnancy? I've been thinking of going with a female doctor this time mostly because I've never had one.

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Asked by lizziebreath at 4:58 PM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Male.

    Answer by rio_burb at 5:00 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Female, you will be comfortable with her. Because she can understand you more then a male

    Answer by reem114 at 5:04 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I was pretty comfortable with my male provider last time but he was a GP so now I have to choose an OB and I'm just uneasy with some of these choices.

    Comment by lizziebreath (original poster) at 5:07 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • As an adult i've preferred a female health care provider, but when I got pregnant, I was considered high risk because of my age/health conditions. My GP highly recommended a specialist who happened to be male. He was great! And, fortunately, I had an pretty uneventful pregnancy.

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 5:22 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • It doesn't really matter to me as long as they are there to catch the baby.

    Answer by Melbornj at 6:06 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I prefer female, because they understand a woman better and I like to support other women.

    Answer by hill_star03 at 6:53 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Doesn't matter, as long as I'm comfotable with the person... My midwife is a woman, and the OB we had to turn to for an emergency delivery is a male.

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 12:01 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • As long as you are comfortable it doesn't matter. I personally have had male Dr. 1 reason for my first dr. was he was my husbands family dr so he would see me and I trusted him. I changed dr after my first son because that dr stopped seeing OB's. I then changed clinic and towns. I live in a rural part of Iowa so at the time I was looking for a new OB dr there were no females. I was luck to find another dr I felt comfortable with. There are now female dr that deliver babies but I have no changed dr. I have kept my male dr.

    Answer by ChristyW3 at 12:27 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • well I had males with both of mine....but to me your not going to care when it comes down to

    Answer by mrs.keen at 12:31 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

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