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June 7th, 2012, 11:46 AM
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So here's a little back story---my sister and I are 3 weeks apart and thought it would be fun to go to the same OB, deliver at the same hospital--etc. Well this OB delivered Tatum and Tyler, i switched when i was prego w/ Preston cause he's super moody and i wanted a change. Meanwhile, she has stayed w/ him this entire time and said he seems nicer compared to how he use to be. So i decided to give him another try. He's still the same OB, with the same "I'm too cool" attitude. UGH! Since my sister has been hospitalized this whole time, i've also got to check out this hospital he delivers at and I'm not a fan. I want to switch back to the OB who delivered Preston, any advice? Should i just have that OB request my records and hope he doesn't call? I'm a non-confrontational person, so I just want to sneak away.....Not to mention, my sister will still have to see the OB I'm about to break up with every single day---will that make it awkward for her?? HELP!! Anyone switch OB's 20 weeks into pregnancy?
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June 7th, 2012, 06:06 PM
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I switched Ob's at 20 something weeks with Hannah. I just didn't care for the first practice either. I told the original OB that my husband changed jobs and his insurance changed, and the new insurance required me to deliver at a specific hospital. I worked out that I could use that excuse since the new OB did work out of a different hospital. Maybe you could say something like that? It would get you out of there without making things awkward for your sister (just be sure she knows your story incase the OB mentions it, lol!)
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June 7th, 2012, 07:15 PM
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I'd switch. Honestly if you aren't comfortable, you aren't comfortable! There is a reason you switched before and I'd do it again. I switched at 18ish weeks this pregnancy and am soooooo glad I did! I actually look forward to my appointments now!

I had a friend whose insurance switched at 36 weeks and she had to switch doctors...she is so glad she did too!

As for your sister & the doctor, if this doctor has any dignity and professionalism, there is NO way he will ever bring it up. If he did, you could always say, "Well, with Lindsey's complications, I felt it best to have different practitioners...I just felt funny..." something like that. it's a white lie, but worthwhile.
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June 7th, 2012, 08:42 PM
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I had to switch at about 17 weeks because my doctor moved. I ended up liking my new obs more than the first ones.

I agree with Susan. I would switch and lie if you have to.
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June 7th, 2012, 09:01 PM
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I would switch. Why suffer with an OB you don't like? Say you moved and the new OB is more convenient to your location. If he even asks.
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June 8th, 2012, 09:40 AM
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I say switch too. Having a good OB your comfortable with is more important than being polite to a d****e.
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June 15th, 2012, 03:47 AM
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Switch, I did it with LJ, cuz of the hospital not the OB.
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June 18th, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Hey Dena, you ever make any decision on this?
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June 18th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Yup, I switched! That OB is not nice, and i can't imagine going back to that place. I haven't been seen by the new one yet, but i did have all of my records transferred. My first appt is July 2nd.
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June 18th, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Good for you!! It's never too late to switch! For any reason! I'm glad you followed your heart!
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June 18th, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Id switch, its not like its a dry cleaning place, you have to trust this Dr enough to deliver your baby!

It makes me wonder how Drs like that stay in business? surely customer satisfaction is key to their incomes!
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June 18th, 2012, 03:10 PM
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Id switch, its not like its a dry cleaning place, you have to trust this Dr enough to deliver your baby!

It makes me wonder how Drs like that stay in business? surely customer satisfaction is key to their incomes!
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June 18th, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Id switch, its not like its a dry cleaning place, you have to trust this Dr enough to deliver your baby!

It makes me wonder how Drs like that stay in business? surely customer satisfaction is key to their incomes!
^^I agree!! Unfortunately, too many women view their Dr as God. All must bow down to them and heaven forbid you question them (the all knowing expert) on anything...If only maternity care were more WOMAN centered, and they felt more empowered to make their own choices... Sorry, mini rant there...
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