Choosing the right obstetrician for your child’s birth is easily one of the most crucial steps. It may take time, research and some rejecting. There are some criteria and questions you should consider when making this decision.
- The first and foremost question is does your gynecologist also practice obstetrician? Many of them do hence, “OB/GYN”. This can cut a lot of time and effort out of the process if so. If you like your gynecologist and the hospital he does births at then you may want to ask him for care during the pregnancy.
- If this isn’t the case, then you should start searching around for obstetricians. One of the most important things to consider is compatibility between you and the doctor. There are quite a few questions you should be asking yourself about the obstetrician. Do you feel comfortable with the doctor? Does he seem like really cares about you and your birth process? Is he clear and professional about all the steps and things you need to do or know? Do you respect each other? Do you have the same outlook on certain options for the birthing process? Some OB/GYNs may not be okay with doing a birth without certain things like anesthetics or pain medication. That is something that some people want and is important to clear up during the research stage. If you are looking for a Bloomington OBGYN choice, Dr. Ogunleye of AWHC is a great option.
- Will the obstetrician be there for you when the time comes? Doctors can get busy, emergencies can come up, they may not be on call. If your doctor can’t assure you they will be the one delivering, you may want to reconsider them.