Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times of a woman’s life. Choosing an obstetrician can be one of the most stressful. If you are experiencing your first pregnancy and are struggling to find an obstetrician, here are some tips that may help you find the best doctor for your needs.
1. Health History
If you have any conditions that could complicate your pregnancy or delivery, you should ask any doctor you’re are considering if they are experienced caring for patients like you. Will you need to see a specialist? Are there certain precautions you must take? Having an obstetrician that is familiar with your unique needs will not only put you at ease, but help to ensure your safety and that of your unborn child.
You and your doctor don’t have to have matching thoughts at all times, but you should have the same outlook on labor and delivery. Gauge the doctor’s attitude about the things that are important to you. For example, you may want to discuss natural birth, fetal monitoring and epidurals. You may want to determine how comfortable the doctor will be with having a doula or members of your family supporting you during delivery.
Childbirth is as stressful as it is exciting. The best obstetrician for you is one that you are comfortable with. Do you find it easy to speak to the doctor? Do you feel like the doctor is explaining things clearly? The obstetrician should be interested in you personally and they should respect your wishes. If you have what feels like a personality conflict with the doctor, keep looking.
Finding the perfect doctor is not an easy thing to do, but finding the perfect doctor for you can be done with some work. Use the tips above as a springboard for finding the right obstetrician for you and your unborn child.
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