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August 6th, 2009, 07:38 AM
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I am almost 18 weeks pregnant with my 6th child (8th pregnancy).

I have a doctor that I like as a person, who I saw until halfway through my pregnancy with Korinne (hubby switched jobs thus switching insurance) and in this pregnancy thus far.

I like him as a person, but am thinking of switching

Pros to this doctor;

Excellent bedside manner

Will order tests if you request them

He's cute

Cons;

Feel kinda rushed during appointments

Had a lacsidasical approach to things (kinda a wait and see what happens type)

He is forgetful

I (and many, many others hate the hosptial he delivers at, mean l & d nurses shared post partum rooms-aughhh I had a horrible experience delivering Korinne there)


I am trying another doctor who delivers at the hospital I like, where a friend of mine is a l & d nurse and wants to be part of my experience having my baby. This doctor is well liked but I will just have to see for myself.

I just can't help but to feel I am betraying this docotr I am seeing.

WHat are your thoughts?
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August 6th, 2009, 08:17 AM
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You're not betraying the doctor, it's your birth experience, not his. Sharing post partum rooms must stink! A good hospital makes a big difference.

Personally I put cute on the con list

I say try the doctor and make the switch if it feels right for you! GL!
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August 6th, 2009, 08:46 AM
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He sounds like the kind of doctor I would like - I am a wait-and-see kind of person too who doesn't like too many tests.

But I would totally switch in order to deliver at the hospital you prefer. I mean there is no way of knowing if this particular doctor will be on call when you deliver anyway, and in my experience I saw actually very little of the doctors during delivery. I'd much rather go with a good hospital with a good nursing staff.

I don't think your doctor will take it personally, I'm sure there is a turn-over of patients all the time.
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August 6th, 2009, 07:14 PM
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I agree that turn over for patients is probably higher than you think...you wont/can't possibly be his first/last person to ever switch doctors. I think it's best to find a doctor that meets all your needs!

I loved my OBGYN...but I switched to a midwife/birthing center my last birth. I felt bad at first...and will probably go through it all over again when I have to set up my yearly with him. But I got a MUCH better pregnancy and birthing experience...more than I could have dreamed for....so yeah...NOT sad about that....and you dont have to explain yourself to them!

HUGS and good luck on the search!
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August 7th, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Thanks ya'll!

I am going to try another OB out that delivers at the hospital I like and see how our 'vibes' are.

The reason I like a more aggressive approach is because I lost both of my pregnancies before this one and also too, my youngest child had issues/seizures in her infancy. Really not sure what caused it but I just like to be on top of things.
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