Post # 1
I just went to see my regular gynecologist for my yearly appointment. She is in a practice with 2 other doctors. She answered all my questions regarding ttc BUT then mentioned she no longer does deliveries.
I haven’t dealt with either doctor in the practice. One is a man and I have never had a man doctor. My friend loves him and used him for her babies over 20 years ago.
I am undecided if I should look into another practice. What have you done? I realize that anywhere I go, I won’t know the doctors. So torn if I should look further into this before we start TTC next month.
Post # 3
I know male doctors are the norm but I havent ever been to one and I probably never will. So it would be a deal breaker for me. I’d say check into other practices in the area and go with your gut on who you like.
Post # 4
@loveus: It doesn’t matter. If you like her, stay with her. I went to a NP for my regular obgyn exams. Then when I got pregnant I went to the local clinic and have been seeing a female doctor here. 36+ weeks she will transfer me out to my delivery doctor, who really may not be my delivery doctor any way (and he is male). It’s whoever is on call that night if he can’t make it in.
I asked this same question and really you can pick a doctor to deliver your child but are not always guaranteed that doc will deliver your baby. I would say continue your appointments with whomever you are comfortable with. When the time comes you can asked to be transferred to a delivery doctor of your choice.
By the way just because there are two doctors at that practice doesn’t mean that they have to be the ones to deliver the baby. You can still continue to see who you see and ask to be transferred to a different hospital when you get pregnant and are up there in weeks.
Post # 5
It can’t hurt to meet the other two docs in your practice that currently DO do deliveries. That would probably be my first course of action. Other than that, if you like your current doc and want to switch, then ask her for recommendations.
Post # 6
I would meet the other two doctors at the practice and see how you feel about them. I for one, would want the same practitioner for my prenatal care as I was going to have for my delivery. I have had a male doctor and it wasn’t a big deal at all.
Post # 7
Thanks for your reply. I think I will stick with my current office and see how I like the doctors (when the time comes). I looked into my plan and it seems most of the doctors are also men or I would have to travel further. My current office is the next town over.