Post # 1
Currently my primary care is a nurse practitioner. A few years back she got her GYN certification and it was great – one stop shopping for my annual physical and GYN appt. Unfortunately she is not also an OB — so I’m trying to find someone to go to when my husband and I start TTC in a couple months.
Just curious pregant ladies and moms – after the pregancy how much do you have to go back to your OB? I think I want to find someone close to where I work so that I can get to appointments during the pregancy straight from work … it is also more likely to find someone with the hospital affiliation that I want closer to work than home. I would assume that I would continue with my current provider for my “annual” appointment. I know that after giving birth you have to go back to your OB for 1 or 2 appointments to make sure things *heal* properly…..but am I totally off base? Do you have to go more than that? Would I regret finding a doctor close to work.
Post # 3
I know I’ll have at least monthly appointments throughout the first and second trimesters, and then it moves to more frequently. So it really is best to have my doctor in a close location.
I asked my family practitioner for OB recommendations and he gave a great one. I bet your NP has a good recommendation as well.
Post # 4
Also ask your friends. I think word of mouth is a great way to get a recommendation.
Post # 5
@ZoeyGirl: Yeah – I’m not super worried about finding a doctor…..more just trying to see if i’d regret looking nearby work rather than nearby home. I expect the usual monthly, bi-weekly, then weekly appointments while i’m preggers and working. So it seems logical to find a doctor near work so I don’t have to take even more time off work (saving time off for after the baby would come) to go to the prenatal appts. But not sure if i’m missing something super obvious why I would rather have the doctor closer to home.