(Closed) How many of you had your OBGYN deliver your baby?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Who had their own OGBYN deliver the baby?

    Yes, I was fortunate to have my OGBYN deliver our baby!

    No, someone else from my OBGYN's office delivered our baby!

    No, and I felt like the OBGYN did not know me at all!

  • Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It is whoever is on call at my hospital that delievers. I got lucky and had my OB deliever with my first pregnancy. I had to have another OB for my second due to my temporary move. He was the one who delivered my second son. Now I am back to my first OB and due to a bunch of retirements and one moving, only he and my second OB are left for the moment, so either way it looks like I will win with baby number three. 

    Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have to have a C so I’m hoping I will know my OBGYN by that point, about 26-27 weeks from now.

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

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    @NowandLater  One of the doctors at my obgyn delievered my baby by emergency c-section at 3am on a Tuesday morning. Honestly it was nice to see a familar face. He was the one who check on my stiches after I had my son too. I felt very close to this doctor. 

    My fsil on the other hand deliever vaginally and another person out of her obgyn group delieverd her baby. 

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

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    @newbabybee  oh you will! By the 30 something week I was at my doctors pretty much once a week for an appt to check baby heart beat and pee in the cup oh fun times. 

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    @NowandLater  The only ways I would have had my Ob/gyn deliver my son would have been if a) she happened to be on duty when I delivered or b) I had a scheduled c-section, neither of which happened.

    I really like my Ob/gyn, but I really liked the Dr who happened to be on duty and delivered my son.  

    If you’re at a practice that you get whomever is on duty, you could always have an appointment with each one of them during your pregnancy.  I know some women do that.  My practice has 2 offices- so there were a lot of Drs who could have delivered.  Both babies- my Dr did not deliver. 

    Truthfully, you spend way more time with your nurse(s) than you do the Dr on duty– I had to deliver in an operating room since my little guy was early and we needed the NICU team there.  Even after I was wheeled in there, I started pushing without the Dr there.  The nurses were running the show– but they had the Dr come in after my first push since they could see it wasn’t going to be long (took me 20 minutes to push him out).

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    @NowandLater  You’ll have a few strange faces staring down there when the time comes! But you won’t care

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    @MrsEME  That’s true…the nurses make a huge difference.  My nurse I had for pushing was fantastic and she was like 30w pregnant with her 2nd as well!  It was just her, myself, and DH almost the entire time.

    Post # 24
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My OB/GYN office has 2 Dr’s and a PA. I actually see the PA for my regular visits and I really like her. When we finally get PG I’ll continue to see her, but they do make you have a couple of appointments with the other two Dr’s in the office – because the PA doesn’t deliver. I don’t really know the other two Dr’s that well, but know A LOT of people who go to my office (fairly small town) and they all say the same thing….one Dr is awesome and the other has no bedside manor and none of them like him. :/ In all seriousness though, every one of my friends who has a baby all said the same thing….it really didn’t matter who delivered the baby. 

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My OB was on vacation but took an on call shift for a doctor who had a family emergency. However, she got called to an emergency c section when I felt the urge to push so it was the nurses that actually delivered DD. My OB was back to stitch me up. I agree with 

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    @MrsEME That you spend so much more time with the nurses.

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @MrsEME  Totally agree. That’s a great point about the nurses. My doctor was really a non-issue through the whole process and delivery, it was all about my awesome nurses. THe doctors just did my cervical checks and recommended courses of action, and then stitched me up when we were done. Granted if something had gone wrong, I would have been really happy to have an excellent OBGYN but mine really didn’t matter day of. 

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My OB met me at the hospital when I had to be induced but it took 26hrs so a new dr delivered my daughter. She was amazing and I’m thankful it was both her and my regular obgyn.

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    There are 6 OBs on rotation in my hospital and it just depends who’s on call at the time. Thankfully, I got my OB who knew just what to do during my somewhat difficult labour and delivery. 

    Post # 29
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    Bee Keeper

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    @NowandLater  I was incredibly lucky to have my ob deliver me.  I went to a practice with only two doctors and she was one of them, she was the only one I saw the entirety of pregnancy.  Luckily I went in on the morning when she had meetings all day in the same building.  I gave birth in the evening and when she finished up all of her meetings she came up to see how quickly I was progressing and stayed until I delivered (obviously not in my room), but she made sure that she delivered me.  Which was really nice.  I never thought I’d have an ob that I really liked.

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee

    I had an induced labor. When i went in they told me what was going on as my OBGYN only told me to take a shower and eat before i went to the hospital. It was a total surprise when they told me what they were doing. Anyways someone from the office induced me and my OBGYN delivered my baby. Although she almost didn’t make it. They kept telling me to keep breathing and not to push. Those of us who have had babies all know when the baby wants out it’s kinda hard to say baby stay in. So when she got there i was already at 10 plus 2 which i had no clue what that meant at the time.

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