(Closed) Changing OBGYN based on delivery hospitals?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

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
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

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. 

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