Feel like switching to a different OB office
How many of you moms have switched to a different OB or OB office and how many times have you switched in one pregnancy? And why did you switch? Were you satisfied with the switch?
My first pregnancy and I'm on my 3rd OB. I had to switch providers the first time due to me moving 2 hours away. The 2nd switch because my OB didn't deliver at the hospital I preferred AND because she made biased comments about inducing me at 40 weeks due to the typical condition of placenta for someone my age.
Tonight I'm thinking I don't care for the on call OB who I've interacted with twice now. I could tell she was annoyed that I called again, 2 days in a row, about the swelling in my hands and feet. Her response "You are reading too much internet." I replied, "No, I'm being proactive and I want to know WHY I'm more swollen today than yesterday when it wasn't as hot out and I'm drinking more water." She saids, "It was still hot just not sunny." Me: whatever...seriously...
I appreciate providers who welcome the research that I do because I want to find answers. I just hope I don't have her for labor and delivery if my OB is assisting another patient. This would suck as I don't care for this OB I talked with.
as a back up, I'm going to call the other OB clinic and see if that other OB I could've gone with is still available as a back up OB should the conversation with my current OB not go so well....
I've been to the hospital to get a fetal check, and I'm aware now of the option to go if I notice anything peculiar with baby. I don't really know my OB doctor, but the few interactions I've had with her are neutral.