Selecting a Prenatal Care Provider

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Selecting a Prenatal Care Provider
Wed, 05-15-2013 - 10:08am

Ask the questions that are most important to you first. Always pursue specific answers. A doctor's replies are based on her beliefs and training, and her personal experience colors every answer she gives you. Do not expect a doctor to be enthusiastic about something she has never tried before. Like the rest of us, doctors do best what they do most.

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Prenatal Care Provider-

Have you selected your care provider for your pregnancy yet?  If so, how did you decide on him/her?  Were you a patient there prior to your pregnancy or is this a new care provider for you?

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Registered: 06-06-2013
Sun, 06-09-2013 - 9:40am

I am a little nervous about this area.  I used the same Awesome midwife for 4 of my 5 older kids...I attended births with her for 8 years, over 200, but that is 2000 miles away and I know no one in the midwifery field here in NOLA.  I plan on researching the local midwives and interviewing a few before I decide on one.  It's too personal and amazing of an experience (birth) to be handled by just anyone.  I need someone I trust and that I like.