How do I know what doctor to choose?


Asked by kern7710 at 3:38 PM on Jan. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • you will know find one you can connect with and one you can share your concerns to and will listen plus be a good doctor


    Answer by butterscotch297 at 3:40 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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  • ALWAYS choose a doctor that will respect your thoughts and opinions. Even if you have to switch doctors 500 times, find one that you are COMPLETELY comfortable with. I have THE BEST OB/GYN. He is absolutely WONDERFUL. I called him like 100x a week when I was pregnant with Kaden. He always made me feel better. He would come in on a Saturday to see me if he needed to. There were times that I would call him for the slightest little thing, and he would always tell me to call again if I needed him. He was never upset with me. He was very caring and kind. I recommend him to every woman I know : )

    Answer by Luvmylilmonkies at 3:42 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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  • I made the mistake of going on a relative's referral. My OB did NOT respect my wishes or kindly answer my questions. I dropped here asap, lol. I found a midwife that was SO much kinder, more informed, helpful, and helped me have a better experience.

    I suggest that you ask a list of questions in interviews with a few birth attendants. If not high risk, be sure to include midwives!

    Answer by doulala at 3:47 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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  • I have a lot of info about this and can message it to you~ It won't fit in these little boxes, haha!

    Answer by doulala at 3:50 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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  • Well I chose a midwife, but the same guidelines apply. You should be up front about what you want and make sure your care provider is on board 100% Ask about cesarean and episiotomy rates (they should keeps those stats) and if the rates are high move on to another candidate. Make sure they seem respectful of you and understand that you are in charge.

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 3:58 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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  • Ask about c-section rates, episiotomy rates and how many babies he/she has delivered. If you're concerned with going 'natural' try picking a midwife or certified nurse midwife. I went with an OB for the first three months and then had to change because he was retiring. I am now in a practice with 4 certified nurse midwives and I'm pretty sure they're c-section stats are lower than the OB"S!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:48 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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