How to Choose the Best Obstetrician

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Having a baby is a joyous occasion. Unfortunately, pregnancy doesn’t always go as planned, and problems can occur. Your obstetrician is there for you during the most important months of your life. And when it comes to choosing an OB, everyone has an opinion… sometimes good, sometimes bad. But how do you know who to trust? Dr Stephen Cole can take a holistic approach to pregnancy care. 

Your wife or girlfriend is pregnant, and you may be surprised by the news. Congratulations! Now it’s up to you to ensure that everything goes well for both of them and that they deliver a healthy baby. This article will guide you in choosing the best obstetrician. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman since pregnancy can create some awkward moments between couples. Being prepared with the facts before your partner starts showing signs of pregnancy can help you relax during this period.

When to choose an obstetrician?

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“What’s the best time to choose an obstetrician?” you ask. The time where I live is January. Yep, that’s right—January. Why? It’s because I come from a third-world country; it’s where I hail from (the Philippines). Your locality might be different, but one thing that’s true across the globe is that there are only two instances when finding the best obstetrician can be done…The best time, of course, is before you start trying for a baby. My wife and I went through this process, and it isn’t an easy one. We ended up with a great obstetrician with whom we then gave birth to four children.

Attributes

The first thing that you need to determine is your criteria, just what attributes you would like your obstetrician to have. You should strive to find an OB/GYN that practices in your area, preferably at a nearby hospital. When choosing an Ob/Gyn, you will want one who has the latest medical training and experience. When looking for an OB/GYN, it is important to make sure they are well qualified in obstetrics. If you choose the wrong obstetrician for your needs, whether it be training or experience, there is a risk that serious complications can occur. The more times an OB/GYN has delivered a baby the better their chance of preventing abnormalities or other birth abnormalities during labor and delivery.

Experience and credentials

Experience –  How many years has your OB/GYN been practicing? OB/GYNs must complete an accredited medical school program before obtaining their medical license. After they obtain their license, most doctors will work under another doctor or attend an accredited residency program in obstetrics in order to specialize in pregnancy and the female reproductive system. These programs may last from one year to five.  

It’s important to select an obstetrician who meets your needs. Obstetricians don’t just practice medicine. They practice women’s health medicine. An obstetrician is experienced in treating both pregnant women and babies. A lot goes into delivering a healthy baby, so it’s important to look for someone who has extensive knowledge about prenatal care, delivery techniques, and postnatal recovery for mom and baby.