Post # 1
I’m wondering how many of you bees have a male ob/gyn. I personally have a female and not sure if I would feel comfortable having a male. Does your husband feel comfortable? I ask because me and my girlfriends were talking about it, and a few of them have males.
Post # 2
milwaukee33 : I initially saw female midwives, but had a horrible experience with them not taking my concerns seriously. After going into preterm labor from complications, I saw a male high risk OB and loved him. He was far more kind, understanding, and listened to me when I said something wasn’t right. My husband liked him as well and thought he was a great doctor and very professional. He only had issues if providers didn’t treat me with respect – it was never a male/female related issue.
Post # 3
I have one. It’s a profession. As a professional, I respect whatever gender they are, even when it comes to “down there”. My husband doesn’t mind, again it’s a job, not some sort of hook up.
i would rather have a great male OBGYN than an average female OBGYN, and vise versa.
Post # 4
Ive only had female. One was a horrible wench and I was too young to be vocal about my concerns. And when I did she pretty much brushed me off. So then I ditched her and went to another. She is more understanding and caring and leans a little on the alternative side of things, which I’m cool with.
Post # 5
I thought I’d be SUPER uncomfortable, but turns out, it’s totally normal. Darling Husband and I like my male OB/GYN, and it doesn’t feel odd at all.
I seriously don’t think my vagina is “so special,” my male OB would be so blown away by it to act weird. Of all the thousands male OBs have seen, I doubt mine is memorable at all – and I am GREAT with that.
I had a choice to stay with my male doc or switch to a lady, I opted to stay. He’s great and it’s not weird.
Post # 6
I’d rather have a man. I find women are pretty bitchy and emotional when it comes to anything to do with children. I had a friend feel practically abused by her midwife basically telling her to suck it up whenever she voiced distress or concern.
I have no problem with a man doing it and my husband won’t mind a bit
Post # 7
Only had a woman. But have no issues with male doctors. It’s a profession.
I had a coworker whose husband wouldn’t let her see male doctors for anything. I always felt like that was strange. Darling Husband wants me to be safe he cares about the credentials not the gender.
Would you let a female doctor check your husband for a hernia or check his prostate? None of this is sexual it is routine.
Post # 8
I’ve had both. My male obgyn was fine, no better or worse than female obgyns I’ve had. He didn’t make me uncomfortable at all.
If my husband had a problem with the gender of my doctor he wouldn’t be my husband. I would never be with someone that controlling and insecure.
Personally, I’ve had the best experience with midwives.
Post # 9
I’ve had women before but I like my male doctor FAR better! I find he is much more sensitive than any female doctor I’ve had.
Darling Husband has no issue, it is a doctor afterall
Post # 10
i had a male obgyn, before i switched insurances. To be honest ill agree with others, i preferred having a male doctor over a female. I found him to be more understanding, reasonable and polite then my female obgyn.
My male ogyn never made off color remarks either, compared to my current obgyn seems to think i need to work on my kegel muscles everytime i visit her………. smh
Post # 11
I’ve had both male and female OBGYNs. They are both fine. It’s not an issue to me. The last thing I was worried about when I was pushing my baby out was what was between my doctor’s legs!
Post # 12
I have a male fertility doctor and I actually didn’t feel weird about it until my first actual exam with him. Not because of him, just because I had never had a male doctor do one. After that initial meeting though and getting it out of the way I was completely fine. Anytime I’ve ever had anything done there is always a female nurse and my husband in there with me and he is super professional. He’s great at what he does, and he always makes conversation with my husband and I so it’s not awkward.lol I almost like having a male doctor better because I feel like he is more sensitive to what I’m saying.
Post # 13
Why does it matter? (Least of all to your husband???!!!) I mostly care whether they are competent and whether they make you wait 6 months for your next appointment.
Post # 14
I personally don’t feel comfortable having a male obgyn, last time I had one i sweated so much i stuck to the table…..really embarrassing…
I understand he is a professional and he’s seen a like thousands of who-has but I am not comfortable, if i must I will, but if i had a choice I would choose to see a female doctor.
Post # 15
milwaukee33 : I have a male, because I didn’t really have a choice. A Pap test found precancerous cells and I needed to find a gyno who could see me immediately, I called three practices before I found one.
I couldn’t be happier with him. He’s professional, friendly and made me feel comfortable through a very scary period of surgery and cancer tests.