trx training outlet trx suspension training trx for sale
The Healthy Belly | Birth Plans, Ob-Gyn Questions , Birth Methods, Obstetrician, Natural Birth - Healthy Belly
Discipline - How to Discipline Your Child - Tips and Tools  |  5 Natural Ways to Increase Your Fertility! Log In | Sign Up

Questions to Ask an Ob-Gyn

To be a well-informed patient, you need--and have the right--to know certain things about your Ob-Gyn. Here are some general questions you can ask. Remember, you have to feel comfortable with your provider in order to get the quality care you and your baby deserve!

Training & Experience

>Why did you become an ob-gyn?

>Are you a board-certified ob-gyn?

>Do you have any sub-specialty training?

>How long have you been practicing?

>Are you taking any new patients?

>How many babies have you delivered?

Managing My Pregnancy

>How much time do you allow for prenatal visits?

>On average, how long is the wait in your office?

>What percentage of your own patients do you deliver each month?

>If you are not on call or are delivering another baby, who will deliver my baby?

>Do you have a nurse-midwife in your practice?

>If I call with routine questions between visits, how will you handle them?

>Are you on call 24-hours/day?

>How do I reach you in an emergency or if I am entering labor?

>Do the nurses at the hospital support your birth philosophy?

>Can I choose the hospital in which I will deliver my baby?

>What are your views about recommending alternative, complementary or integrative medical approaches?

Prenatal Care

>What is your policy on informed decision making by parents?

>Which prenatal tests do you recommend?

>When would you recommend or perform:

  Nonstress test:
  Contraction stress test:
  Biophysical profile:

>How do you manage my concerns about a specific test?

>What do you consider to be a high-risk pregnancy?

>How much experience do you have with high-risk pregnancy?

>What changes can I expect in my prenatal care if my pregnancy becomes high-risk?

>At what point will you insist on induction?

>Do you recommend any prenatal classes?

>Will you help me prepare a birth plan?

Labor & Delivery

>Will you meet me when I am first admitted to the hospital?

>Who will manage my care until you arrive?

>Will you stay with me throughout my labor, including pushing?

>How much time do you normally spend with mothers in labor?

>What percentage of your patients have hired professional labor assistants (doulas)?

>What views do you hold about professional labor assistants?

>Would you be comfortable with me having a qualified professional labor assistant stay with me at home and check my cervix for as long as my membranes are intact and bring me to the hospital only when I am in active labor?

>What are your suggestions to help me manage pain during labor?

>Which of the following procudures do you routinely employ during labor?

>What percentage of your patients require cesarean sections?

>For which situations do you most commonly perform a cesarean section?

Postpartum Care

>Will I be separated from my baby following delivery?

If yes, when:
If yes, why:
If yes, for how long:

>Can my baby room in with me?

>Will you, or someone on your staff, teach me how to breastfeed?

>What are your views about circumcision?

Cost & Services

NOTE: Since time is often short during initial consultations, you may wish to save the following questions for the office manager or billing department.

>What is your fee?

>Am I covered by my insurance company?

>If no, do you offer payment plans?

>Does your fee need to be paid up front or will I be billed?

>What other costs may I encounter?

Ask Yourself

>Were you kept waiting for long before meeting the obstetrician?

>Were you comfortable with the obstetrician?

>If he attended did the obstetrician involve your partner in the discussion?

>Were the support staff and nurses at the office helpful in answering your questions?

Your Pregnancy, Week by Week
Sign up today and receive access to all of Healthy Belly‘s top quality products and helpful interactive tools. The Healthy Belly is here to help make your pregnancy and child raising experience the best and safest one possible!
Enter your due date or child's birthday
I'm trying to conceive