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  • How to choose the best OB / GYN business for future delivery

    One of the first things you will need to do during pregnancy is to find a doctor. Maybe you already have an OB / GYN that you love. If that’s the case, you’re lucky! A couple of generations ago, women had an easier task of choosing a doctor because there were so many options. There could be a couple of doctors they could choose from; But in the end, it probably did not matter who they chose, because women usually got anesthesia to give birth. They were not even awake and aware, so it did not really matter who delivered their babies. My mother grew up in a city so small that the local OB was also a veterinarian in the city. Well, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but really, there were no fancy birth centers, no one dreamed of giving birth to their babies underwater,

    In your quest for a doctor today, you will want to keep a few things in mind: What kind of birth experience would you like? Are you more comfortable in a sterile hospital environment, surrounded by medical equipment and the latest technology? Maybe your idea of the perfect birthing experience takes place in your home surrounded by your family. Or maybe you fantasize about giving birth on a plane or while diving or in a tree house, in which case what is wrong with you ??? It can be difficult to find a doctor willing to work with you.

    Personally, I liked giving birth in a hospitable environment. I felt comfortable surrounded by sound machines and lots of nurses. She would not even think about giving birth at home. I could imagine how that scenario would unfold. The kids were going to go to my room every five minutes to report things to me, “Clay is coming up to the kitchen table.” Mom, Lexi is not wearing her glasses! “They bombarded me with a steady stream of questions like,” Can I Go to John’s house, bring me some chocolate milk? “” Mom, what time is my baseball game? “” Could you make us tacos for dinner? “And my dear husband, no doubt, would be watching television on the other Room and insist: “I did not realize the kids were bothering you.”

    I guess I do not think there’s anything wrong with giving birth at home if that’s your kind of thing, but I always expected to get away from my house and the other children for a couple of days. Why do you think I have so many children? That was my way to get a vacation! What can I say? Some people plan their vacation to Disney World. I planned mine for the hospital. And in the hospital, I felt confident that medical professionals could handle any situation in an emergency. That was my preference. Because of that, I chose an obstetrician and gave birth at the birth center in a large hospital.

    If, however, you want to feel more in control of your birthing experience, you may want to consider a certified nurse-midwife. Generally, certified midwife nurses will take more time to talk and listen to you. They will treat you more as a person than as a patient. Nurses midwives tend to drift more towards natural childbirth. If you feel strongly about avoiding any unnecessary medical intervention, then a nurse-midwife may be the way to go for you.

    That does not mean, however, that you can not have a certified nurse-midwife if you are the type of person who orders your epidural by the time you get a positive pregnancy test. Or you can not have an obstetrician in a big city hospital that will help you make your birthing experience as natural as possible.

    Also, keep in mind whether the doctor you choose is in practice by yourself or with partners. If he is alone, he will probably see it at each visit and he will deliver it to his baby. Unless, of course, he’s on vacation when you deliver and, you know, with Murphy’s Law, that will be the way it works. In that case, you may have to see who is filling up for him, and will probably be a doctor you’ve never met. If your doctor is part of a group, you will most likely have to see all the doctors in the group at least once during your pregnancy, and you will not get much more than say who delivers your baby. The good news is that at least you have met the doctor who delivers your baby. The bad news is that you might be the only doctor in the group that you really do not like.

    That happened to me with my sixth baby. I really liked all the  midatlantic obgyn doctors in practice, except one. I get upset. I wanted to slap him. The first time I saw him, he said how much weight he had gained. Hit one. Later, I told him a joke and he did not laugh. What kind of boring person does not laugh at my jokes? Hit two. Did I mention you commented on my weight gain? Hit three. Of course, he was the one who ended up delivering my baby. What can you do? Nothing.

    The obstetrician who delivered my first four babies was in practice by herself. She delivered each of those children. She was a little Indian woman who could barely see the steering wheel of her car. My poor husband, Joe, never understood a word of his accent.

    “Do you want to cut the umbilical cord?” She asked him.

    “Oh, no thanks, I’ve already eaten.”

    “So, what are you going to name this baby?” He asked as he handed the baby over to Joe.

    “Oh, it’s ten-thirty,” she replied, having no idea what she had asked.

    Not only did I love my doctor, but I also loved the hospital for the first three babies I had. She moved offices and affiliations when I was pregnant with my fourth baby. I followed her to the new office and the new hospital, but I had a horrible experience and I did not like the hospital so much that I ended up changing doctors after Lexi, my fourth baby, was born. Actually, saying I did not like the hospital is a slight slight euphemism. Unless I get into a life or death car accident right outside their doors, I refuse to set foot in that hospital ever again. My nurses were bad and one of them screamed at me and threatened to take my new baby off if I did not take care of her more often. I calmly and politely replied, “Hi, she’s my fourth baby! I know what I’m doing, And surely will not take it away! “She left in a fit and did not bother me again.The miniblinds on the windows in my bathroom were broken, and my window saw another tower of hospital rooms.The poor patients who looked out those windows probably saw something else Of what they had wanted to see.looking at a woman who just gave birth trying to poop could heal anyone for life.And, of course, I had been spoiled by the beautiful new birth center where I had delivered my first three babies I decided that I never wanted to give another baby to that center. The poor patients who looked through those windows probably saw more than they had wanted to see. Seeing a woman who just gave birth trying to poop could heal anyone for life. And, of course, I had been spoiled by the beautiful new delivery center where I had delivered my first three babies. I decided that I never wanted to give another baby to that center. Never. The poor patients who looked through those windows probably saw more than they had wanted to see. Seeing a woman who just gave birth trying to poop could heal anyone for life. And, of course, I had been spoiled by the beautiful new delivery center where I had delivered my first three babies. I decided that I never wanted to give another baby to that center. Never.

    That brings me to another point: Although I think it’s important to have a doctor that you like and trust, I also think it’s a good thing to see the hospital or birth center where it will be delivered ahead of time. Take a look at your first choice and make sure you have all the amenities you want – room service, a hot tub, minibar, etc. Most places offer tours for prospective parents. Schedule a trip early in pregnancy if your center offers it. My obstetrician was great, but I was so disappointed in the hospital, the nurses and my room that I looked for a new doctor when I knew I was pregnant with my fifth baby. I know you’ll be in the hospital for only a couple of days and maybe it should not matter too much, but yes. The hospital ward, the rules, And especially the staff can really make your delivery an awesome experience or an experience that makes you want to take your new baby and run from hospital crying. Because basically I’m a lazy person, one of the biggest draws to the birth center was the fact that I never had to change rooms. I worked, delivered, recovered and spent the whole of my stay in the same room. And that the room was furnished with beautiful wood floors, a hot tub and a fridge, which played very well in my entire “hospital vacation” idea. One of the biggest draws to the birth center was the fact that I never had to change rooms. I worked, delivered, recovered and spent the whole of my stay in the same room. And that the room was furnished with beautiful wood floors, a hot tub and a fridge, which played very well in my entire “hospital vacation” idea. One of the biggest draws to the birth center was the fact that I never had to change rooms. I worked, delivered, recovered and spent the whole of my stay in the same room. And that the room was furnished with beautiful wood floors, a hot tub and a fridge, which played very well in my entire “hospital vacation” idea.

    You (or more specifically, your partner) may want to do a test or two as well. You know, see how long it takes to load the suitcase and drive to the hospital in regular conditions, at peak times, through construction or during a snowstorm.

    You will want to make sure that the doctors you choose accept your insurance. If they do not, I might end up as my friend Amy, who had to make monthly payments and did not have her daughter free and clear until she was three.

    Also, any doctor you choose, wants to make sure they listen to you and take your questions and concerns seriously. Make a list of questions you have during the days and weeks before your appointment and bring them with you to discuss. Do not rely on your brain to remember things because the new little baby that grows inside you will suck your brain cells directly from your head and will no doubt suffer from “baby brain”. You will not remember anything. And you’re going to do things like walk around looking for your shoes to put in the tub for some reason, and walk into a room and quickly forget what you were going to get. Make a list!

    And the caregiver you choose should welcome your questions and take time to discuss them, no matter how stupid they are or how silly you think they might be. You should never feel stupid by calling them with a concern. That is what they are there for. That’s why you hired them to take care of you and your baby. That’s why you pay them. If they make you feel like you are wasting your time with your questions, remember that you are the one who helps fund your child’s college education.


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