Should I switch doctor's office?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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
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3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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.

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