(Closed) how did you find your obgyn?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

2 different Coworker’s recommendations. I also know a nurse (my friendor wedding coordinator) in maternity ward who gave me thumbs up on her.  I see a number of practictioners and met my OB only once. Because of Kaiser plan, my OB may or may not be there when I give birth but since she’s low on the totem pole and taking a lot of hours she most likely will be there.

Post # 4
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264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

For my regular GYN, I asked a friend. Now pretty much all of my friends go to her. It’s pretty funny.

If/when I get pregnant, I am thinking about switching because I want to deliver at a specific hospital, and my current doctor is not affiliated with that hospital. I will again ask friends and check out local parenting message boards.

Post # 5
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you have a state wide plan, the providers should be the same, unless he is going to a different insurance plan.

I mostly have found doctors through my insurance plan.  You could always go to this doctor right now if you need to see someone and then go somewhere else for your next check.

Post # 6
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23 posts
Newbee

Hi. I’m a doula and I always tell moms that if they don’t feel comfortable in any way with their ob, then they shouldn’t continue seeing them. You should have very clear thoughts about what you want your birth experience to be and stick with them. Some moms are 100% against epidurals or drugs, some are open to anything. The thing is, some doctors will push what they think is best on you when it is not what you agreed you wanted and it may not be medically necessary. In any case, I’d make my wishes CRYSTAL clear far ahead of the birth. It might be good to contact a birth doula in your area to get a reference for a doctor. Doulas understand moms and have worked with all kinds with different birth experiences, they can relay which doctors are good or not.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I went to about 6 or 7 different OB/GYNs before I found one I liked.  (It was ridiculous, but the doctor I finally found is fantastic.)  I am not pregnant (nor have I been), but I would never go to someone to help me give birth to my baby if I don’t even like them checking out my cha-cha.

Post # 8
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1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My situation is bizarre to say the least…  My OB/Gyn is a family friend.  I used to baby sit his kids.  His wife is one of my mother’s best friends and they are invited to our wedding.  My OB/GYN is just awesome and I could never have anyone but him deliver our children.

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