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Old 06-16-08, 04:39 PM
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Question Dilemma - which dr - close to work or close to home?

Hi everyone!

I live and work an hour apart from one another. Having a hard time deciding whether or not to go to my regular ob/gyn (close to work) or start going to a new ob/gyn (close to home).

I am only 4 weeks and due in mid-February.

I would love to hear any thoughts and advice on a choice like this one.

Thanks!
JM
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Old 06-17-08, 12:30 AM
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Congrats on your pregnancy!

Do you like your current ob? Do you want them to deliver your baby? I guess you could try out a new one, but they may ask for all your records upfront and if you don't like them then you will have to switch back. Myabe one of the other ladies on here has switched during pg and will be able to offer more advice.

My ob is close to my work. I had originally chose them for my annual gyno exams. At the time, I lived on that same side of town that I worked. When I moved, I kept them b/c I liked them and also I could go to appts in the AM or during lunch and then go straight to work. The hospital they were affliated with was the main hospital downtown, which is very close to where I live now. Unfortunately, they built a great, brand-new hospital and my ob moved their main office there. It is a good 20-30 minute drive from my house, 45-60 mins with traffic and this is where I will be going for delivery. In the beginning, it seemed hard to get an appointment and I felt like I was always on hold or leaving messages for the appt line to call me back. But once I started on a schedule, it has been great and making appts is easy since they book it before you leave the office.
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A factor that could help u decide would be which hospital would u deliver at and which is a better hospital? I have alot of friends that will pick a farther away dr from home because the hospital is better! Look into that...and also if u like ur ob/gyn now then it might be easier to stick with someone u know and are comfy with...
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