In the last post, we discussed some basic steps for finding an OBGYN that truly has your best interests in mind. However, there are several more steps that can help make your search as straightforward and simple as possible. Here’s part two of our guide that will feature some more quick and easy steps to take when finding an OBGYN that meets your needs.
Check for birth plan versatility.
As you may know, there are a wide range of options when it comes to forming your birthing plan. However, some facilities are more stringent regarding their policies and procedures for delivery. Before choosing an OBGYN, ensure that they’ll be willing to accommodate any specific birthing plans you may have in mind. If not, they should be more than happy to help you explore and walk through all possible options before committing to one. Versatility and flexibility are of the utmost importance when it comes to birthing plans. In the same realm, it’s a good idea to see how involved the doctors will be regarding delivery day.
“Do the doctors/midwives attend all deliveries even if they are in the middle of the night? Some doctors allow the on-call physician to care for the patient until morning. Some have a multi-practice and you may get the midwife or doctor who is on call when you go into labor,” says BabyMed.
Don't forget to compare hours of operation.
Finally, once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential gynecologists, it’s wise to compare their hours of operation. This is especially important if you work odd hours that may not coincide with traditional medical office hours. You need to be able to have the peace of mind knowing your OBGYN is as accessible as you need, and you won’t have to jump through hoops just to get in for an appointment.
Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained. Regardless of your reasoning for working with a women’s health care professional, taking these steps can help you ensure that you’ve chosen an OBGYN that will exceed your expectations, like WomanCare. For more information about our wide range of services, contact WomanCare PC.