Are you happy with him/her?
With DS1 I had a male OB who had help deliver him (episitomy, long traumatic birth) and I had a botched episitiomy that will give me problems with this delivery more than likely. My care was with an female OB and saw her twice. I was not pleased with my care. I saw the midwifes in he practice and were very pleased with them.
This pregnancy i've had a female midwife and she has been amazing, reassuring, peaceful, like an amazing friend who I can laugh about things with. She has been an amazing source of knowledge and counsel to me. Especially now since I am 40w and I've had false labor twice. I am really looking forward to my delivery this time because I know what I am walking into.
Woman! I adore her.
I have two female midwives that will attend my birth, a female Doula, and a female birthing assistant! Poor Hubby will be the only guy in the room other then the boys :)
Man. When I was pregnant the first time, I was given a woman recommendation and a man recommendation. Well, I did NOT like the lady, so the man it is! And he's a pretty good dr.
I like how he is very laid back. Everyone says how supportive he is of natural childbirth. He is also a pediatrician, so my kids keep seeing him after they are born.
If I ever get pregnant again though.... dont know if I would go to him again, or if I would find a midwife. He's a good dr, but the more I learn about and support a really natural childbirth, the more I see he's fine with the things I want, but he doesnt really think they are necessary. (example: he told me he is fine with me pushing in whatever position I want, but he doesnt think that there's any reason not be on your back on the table and that gravity really doesnt have anything to do with it....)
I only see women. My midwives and all of the birth center staff are female. I just personally would not be comfortable with a man, even if I did need to switch to an OB.
In the office I go to, you have to see every doctor. They are all Male.
Honestly having a history of sexual abuse, this was really hard for me (still kind of is). I cried before my first appointment.
I would switch, but this is the only practice to go to where I can deliver at the same hospital I had my son in.
They have honestly been great though, And the nurse staff there is very supportive.
Female. I think she's great.
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