Post # 1
Hubby and I have intentions of attemping our luck at conception around October of this year. However, just curious to hear about peoples experiences with OBGYN’s and delivery hospitals? My OBGYN I believe currently uses a hospital that I have mixed emotions about. A co-worker from work passed away during delivery there last year, and another woman I work with had a less than savory experience because the hospital doesn’t have a NICU or the means to handle anything out of the ordinary delivery wise.
Will this require me switching doctors? Anyone have any experiences with this??
Post # 3
Unless your doctor also has privileges at another hospital, it would probably require you switching. Based on those stories, Id switch (especially the NICU part.) Are you super attached to your doctor? Id see what he/she suggests
Post # 4
Actually the hospitals my OBGYN were affiliated with played a huge part in my decision of picking one.
If I were you I would switch if your doc does not have privileges at other hospitals.
Post # 4
That’s one of the critera that I have when I pick any doctor, the hospitals they have privileges at. I got that tip from my mom.
Post # 5
Although I’m not TTC yet, I know I’d switch doctors if that was what was required to give birth in the hospital I wanted. The hospital and their flexibility for birth plans, facilities, NICU, etc are more important to me than the specific doctor.
Post # 6
I would switch if I had real concerns about a hospital. And not having a NICU is a big deal. And yes, if your doctor does not have privleges at a hospital you want to be at, you would have to switch (and even if she/he has privleges at the one you want, they might not be too keen to go there!)
Post # 7
You probably should switch now so you have time to find a doctor you’re comfortable with prior to conception (just so you have more time to “shop around”).
I changed docs when I found out I was pregnant because mine wasn’t very convenient to me (and every appt would have taken WAY more time) and the hospital was further away.
Post # 8
Yes, it would require you to switch unless your doctor has privilage at the hospital you want to deliver at. Doctors however usually have a couple different hospitals that they go to, so you might ask where your doc goes so you can check out the alternitives before you switch.