Do you want the doctor who performs your annual checkups to help you deliver your baby? Or perhaps you’re selecting an Ob/Gyn for the first time, want to switch doctors, or have decided to seek care from a midwife.
If you’re in the market for a new caregiver, you’ll want to start things off on the right foot — let us help!
Use the following printable checklist tool to help find a prenatal caregiver — ob/gyn or midwife — you like and trust, and who will take fantastic care of you and your baby.
Here, we have some questions you can ask your caregiver-to-be. The answers you get will help you decide whether or not the doctor or midwife you’re thinking about using is the right one for you. (PS: All the checklists here are the same, except for the colors.)
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- What are the office hours? Do you have evening or Saturday hours? How much time is allowed for a routine visit?
- Will I see you each time we have an appointment, or will others in the practice see me?
- Will you or others in the practice discuss health problems over the phone? Do you charge for such “telephone time?”
- What happens if I have an emergency outside of office hours?
- Are you a member of the health plan I belong to?
- How must I pay for care?
- Where will I deliver?
- How do you feel about me obtaining a second opinion?
- What is your medical training and where did you go to medical school?
- Are you board certified?
- How many babies have you delivered?
- What prenatal tests do you usually recommend, and why?
- Do you handle high-risk pregnancies (such as multiple gestations or older mothers)?
- What is your basic philosophy of birth?
- What is your cesarean section rate?
- How often do you induce labor, why and how?
- How do you handle problems or complications that may develop during labor?