Jennifer Boyd, BSN, RN Labor & Delivery/Antenatal Unit Nurse Manager Picking an OB/GYN or pediatrician is a very personal process, – the physician that you choose will be an important part of your entire pregnancy. The pediatrician you choose will be an integral part of your child’s life. Being prepared is a big part of pregnancy; instead of choosing your OB/GYN or pediatrician at random, Baptist Health wants you to feel secure in your choice of physician. We talked to real pregnant women and new moms to compile a list of criteria that they considered when selecting their ideal OB/GYN and Pediatrician.
If you’d like to be even more prepared, Baptist Health has you covered:
Is your OB/GYN AND pediatrician in-sync with your preferences?Your physician should be on the same page with the way you want to deliver your child and how you want to raise your child. Ensure that your physicians (OB/GYNs and pediatricians) are in-sync with your beliefs on pain relief, medication and method of delivery. Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate what is important to you in this regard, you can ask the right questions of potential physicians.
Experience and CommunicationMost women wanted the answers to these key questions before selecting their OB/GYN and pediatrician.
- What experience does your doctor have with complications and unique situations?
- What are your views on pain medication and vaginal birth and c-sections?
- Do you deliver at and/or refer patients to Baptist Health?