Hi everyone! I am almost 5 weeks along and I would like to schedule my 8 week visit, but I'm not entirely sure if I want to stay with the practice that delivered me last time (I swore I wouldn't at the time, but since doing some research I think I might) I've basically narrowed down my options to the following three:
1) Stay with my current practice. Pros - top notch doctors, delivers in the hospital with the best reputation and best NICU if needed, nice office staff, reasonable wait times, convenient office location. Cons - I was rotated between 5 doctors last time and was surprised by the one that ended up delivering me. Many of the nurses at the hospital were mean and made me feel stupid on several occasions. They basically ruined my experience. I feel I was not given an adequate chance to recover from the delivery and went home feeling very ill because of it. The hospital is in the middle of a busy city and coming and going was stressful, especially being in labor and then having a brand new baby with us.
2) Change to a similar local practice. Pros - delivers in a nicer looking hospital with valet parking, offers a chance at having better hospital nurses, one doctor. Cons - the hospital reputation is not as good (not to suggest that it's bad), the practice office staff has consistently poor reviews, and the wait times are said to be very long.
3) Change to a popular doctor in the busy city. Pros - one top notch doctor with great reputation, as far as I know the office staff and wait times are fine, delivers at the hospital with the best reputation. Cons - Having to go into the busy city and find/pay for parking every time I have an appointment (that sounds horrible to me), combined with my poor experience in that hospital the last time.
I'm heavily leaning towards option #1 because it seems like the best compromise, yet dreading it at the same time. I do not want to relive the terrible experience that I had with the nurses at the hospital the last time, but I feel like I should definitely be prioritizing the level of expertise that I choose over my own emotional comfort, since it seems I can't have both.
Anyway, do you think I'm making the right choice? Do you think that there is anything that I can do to try to have a better experience this time around? Maybe they fired their mean nurses? hehe.