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OT: OBGYN preference

Posted by on Apr. 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM
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I'm in the process of changing my gynecologist and was curious if you ladies prefer a man or woman doctor?

I've always had a female do my down there exams but I'm actually leaning towards a male doctor right now.

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by on Apr. 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM
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Keda84
by on Apr. 21, 2014 at 1:41 PM
Female doctor always
hypnautica
by Jennifer on Apr. 21, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Ive always had a female and will keep it that way. When going through IVF though, my 1st two docs were male and I hated it. I guess the only time I would be ok with a male is when I'm in labor and Ive heard they are more thoughtful than women.

tinkerxbell
by Emily on Apr. 21, 2014 at 1:44 PM

I've had both. My first (regular) GYN was a male. He was alright. my ob/gyn while I was pregnant was female, and I didn't like her one bit.. Current is female and she's really good. exams are not uncomfortable at all. I've been seen by a male gyno in her office once. He was alright but he talked to much while doing the exam lol

all in all it doesn't matter to me.

Oldforge001
by Krissy on Apr. 21, 2014 at 1:53 PM

I have always had female, had the same lady from when I was 17-26 and I loved her!  Changed for a few years and now that we are ttc I have started seeing a fertility specialist who is male and he is amazing! Very proactive with everything. I thought it would be weird but I really didnt mind at all, almost prefer him over a female.

TS9509
by on Apr. 21, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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I've seen both but prefer a female. My male doctor was great just seemed very cut and dry to the point. My female doctor I currently have is very nice and carries on a conversation.
MommyofRnW
by on Apr. 21, 2014 at 1:55 PM
I've had both and prefer a woman gyn. I just feel like they "get it" more than a man. The way I feel and why. The ones I've had are kinder too but I'm sure that may be just luck.
tiffluv81
by Tiffanie on Apr. 21, 2014 at 1:55 PM

it doesn't matter to me.. I have had all men with a female nurse to assist.

It was hard at first especially since I use to be afraid to be left alone with a man.

VinVanMom
by Bronze Member on Apr. 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM
Always ladies.
kristine8333
by Silver Member on Apr. 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM
Ive always had male ob's and probably will withmy next pregnancy. Im still debating on which one : /
GwenMB
by Gwen on Apr. 21, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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I just care if they are a good OB - willing to listen & work with me rather than being dictatorial & condescending.

I like my male OB.

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