- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
I still haven’t gotten my BFP, but all the BFPs this month got me thinking very seriously this morning about how things would go in terms of the medical stuff once it does finally happen. What are the steps that you’re supposed to take once you get your BFP on an HPT? How do you find someone to monitor your pregnancy and deliver your baby? Am I correct in thinking that it is an obgyn who monitors and delivers (unless it’s a midwife)? Where can I find information regarding the pros and cons of having a normal doctor vs a midwife and a hospital birth vs a home birth? Do you get to decide which hospital you want to deliver in or is that decided based on the doctor who monitors your pregnancy? If you have a positive blood type, do you have to go in for bloodwork as often as someone who has a negative blood type? What are the laws in Canada regarding cribs and other baby things (when are they outdated, what features are no longer considered safe, etc)?
My regular doctor is pretty far away from where we live right now and I wonder if I should find one closer to home, but we plan to move closer to him within the next 2 years and he’s been my doctor since I was very little, so I don’t want to leave him. Can I have 2 doctors at once?
I have so many questions! If it makes any difference, I’m in the Ottawa area. I’ll post this on the pregnancy boards too.
ETA: I don’t have a regular gyn.