(Closed) how did you choose your obgyn?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: how/when did you choose your obgyn?
    when: pre-ttc : (24 votes)
    26 %
    when: ttc : (2 votes)
    2 %
    when: during pregnancy : (9 votes)
    10 %
    how: word of mouth : (17 votes)
    19 %
    how: internet reviews : (8 votes)
    9 %
    how: doctor referral : (9 votes)
    10 %
    how: other? : (8 votes)
    9 %
    decision about individual dr. was based on the hospital where I wanted to give birth : (9 votes)
    10 %
    decision about hospital was based on individual doctor who I saw : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 17
    9028 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I was referred to my OB by my regular doctor and this was after my doctor had already done a blood test to confirm that I was pregnant.

    Post # 19
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’ve have the same primary care physician for 10 years and came to find when I called saying I’m pregnant, that she’s only internal medicine, not OB/GYN. (I know NOTHING about the medical world other than they take care of me when I need it, lol). 

    Downstairs from my Dr.’s office there’s the Women’s Center, they referred me to that office. I met with the nurse the first visit, did all the bloodwork, paperwork, etc. After we talked for about 30 minutes, I asked her to set me up with the OB that she felt would match my personality. She assured me that if I didn’t feel comfortable with the doctor she chose, I could change doctor’s at any time. I’m 35 weeks and everything’s been great! 

    Post # 20
    2410 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011


    Funny, my OB is on the UES and affiliated with Mount Sinai too!!

    Post # 21
    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love my family care doctor and plan on continuing to use her after the baby. So, I just asked her for a referral once I got my BFP.

    I figured that since at my hospital, I’m not guaranteed to have my OB deliver my baby, it’s wasn’t a huge deal who I see for all my appointments. My only requirement was that I not feel pushed into doing something I don’t want to (i.e. breastfeed or not, pain killers, etc.). 

    Post # 22
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2007

    I checked out local expectant/new moms forums for reviews and recommendations (to be precise, since I see that you’re from DC, I found my OB recommended on the DC Urban Moms forum!)

    Post # 23
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I have already found my OB and we are going to start trying at Christmas.  My OB was a a referral from my general practicioner.  My GP actually goes to this OB… so I figured if she’s good enough to deliver my GP’s babies she’s good enough to deliver mine!  I had a pre-TTC appointment with her and we really clicked.  She can also deliver at both of the top hospitals in Nashville so I liked that I will have options of where I want to go when the time comes.



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