Choosing an OB.

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

mrsatoz :  this is my 1st pregnancy/baby and I chose my ob based on recommendations from colleagues who work in the medical field and have personally used her to deliver. Bedside manor is vey important which I’m happy with so far but the only thing I’m disappointed with is that everytime I make an appt (if it’s after 10am) my Dr triple books so I don’t get called in to the room for about an hour to 2 hours after my scheduled appt time. It also takes her another 45 mins to come and see me. For this reason I don’t know whether I’d use her for subsequent pregnancies, but I’ll see how my labor/delivery goes. Also my Dr is the only one in her office so if she’s not on -call at my hospital the day I go into labor, I will get a covering doctor from another practice who I’m not a patient of. I did however set up a meeting with that practice so I can ask them questions/get familiar with them inevent they deliver me instead of my doctor. So my next suggestion would be to find a doctor who is maybe part of a practice of 3+ ob’s so if sheisnt on call on day you deliver, you will get one of the other doctors at the practice who you rotate your monthly Dr appt’s with and they’re familiar with your medical history. The hospitla u deliver at is imprtant so choose a doctor who is affiliated with ur preference. Other than wait time, u want to pick a Dr with hours that are flexible to ur work schedule, u won’t want to have to take time off everytime u have an appt. Also professionalism in the office and how fast they get back to u. I.e. For my 12 weeks nuchal scan my doctors answering service left me a late night message and wanted to talk about my results, I got nervous and the office was closed next day so I had to wait a few days. Response time when they get back to you is important. If there was or is in the future a major concern on my bloodwork/testing I’d want a doctor who can catch it right away. My doctor is alittle laid back with reading up her followup on reports and getting back to me if I call with a question

Post # 17
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1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

giaf1 :  that’s appalling that your Doc triple books and thinks it’s ok to make you wait like that! I’d personally be concerned that she’s overloading herself with patients and that I wouldn’t get a very good standard of care with such a heavy / busy caseload!

Post # 18
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6150 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

My first pregnancy was unplanned and I had some of that spotting in the early weeks. I will confess that I spent a couple weeks hoping it was my period finally coming late before I hied myself off to the doctor to get my pregnancy confirmed. I also had to change hospitals and doctors during that pregnancy due to a move. My son is almost 7 now. 😉

For my next (planned) pregnancy, I’ve found a women’s birth center/clinic that is affiliated with a hospital that has the birthing style I prefer.

I hope you’re able to speak with someone soon who can set your mind at ease!

Post # 19
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328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Kemma :  i know, but I just try to make my appts first thing in the am now. The practice I wanted to switch to by the time I met with them I was already past 12 weeks and to transfer my medical files over they charge and I couldn’t get an appt fast enough. The people who recomended my Dr complained about the long waits also but said it was worth it in the end. A lot of doctors in my area triple book anyway because it’s a busy area

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