(Closed) Oh no! just found out my gyn doesn't do ob!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had to switch after 12 weeks. My GYN told me she was no longer doing deliveries but she did my initial screening – pg test, hcg and progesterone, as well as 8 week and 12 week internal ultrasounds. She then recommended a bunch of doctors and practices in the area. Perhaps yours would do the same? 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@esqbee:  

Because of the extremely high cost of malpractice insurance for physicians who deliver babies, it’s now quite common for GYNs to stop handling OB services. However, it’s likely that you could remain with your current physician until after you are pregnant, and she could then refer you to a colleague who takes OB patients.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My gynecologist doesn’t do obstetrics, either. I did all my pre-screening stuff with her, and when I did get pregnant, she referred me to an obstetrician. Yours will do the same for you. If you don’t like the OB she refers you to, you can do research and find your own — by looking at the hospital/center where you want to deliver and seeing what doctors are there, what insurance they take, etc.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@esqbee:  I’m in NYC, too. I have decided to deliver at the hospital where my gyn is (St. Luke’s Roosevelt near Columbus Circle). It was an easy choice because I’m already used to going there and am in their system, and I’ve had friends who delivered there and had good experiences. I also like their seemingly liberal attitutde toward delivery, the fact that they have a birthing center, etc. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

There are other reasons, too. Many GYN surgeons chose to focus their practices on complex GYN surgeries and GYN oncology. However, many former OB/GYNs have dropped the OB portions of their practices because of the astronomical cost of the insurance.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@esqbee:  Ooh, if you’re close to Columbus Circle, I would definitely at least check out St. Luke’s Roosevelt… I wish I lived closer to it! I’ve had a great experience so far with my OB, and like I said, my friends who delivered there recommended it, too.

http://www.nywomenshealth.com/giving-birth-with-us-st-lukes-hospital-new-york.htm

This is my silly complaint-that’s-not-a-complaint about NYC: there are way too many good options for everything! Sometimes I’m like, I going to simplify my life and live in a place that has 1 good restaurant, 1 bar, 1 hospital… haha. 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hadn’t seen an actual GYN in years (was seeing my PCP for any lady issues), so I didn’t get established with an OB until after I was already pregnant. I wasn’t sure where to begin in looking for one either, so I based it on where I wanted to deliver my baby. I knew I wanted to deliver at hospital X because it’s local and convenient, so I researched which OBs deliver there and chose one based on the facts that a) she’s female and b) she’s been practicing for 30 years.

 

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