Originally Posted by aidanraynesmom
Not sure what side of town you are on, but I have a cesarean scheduled with Dr Peggy Taylor in Clear Lake (she seems pretty mainstream, but like you, I don't mind that for this birth). I really liked her, she didn't bat an eye when I declined Flu and h1n1 vaxes and asked if we'd be circ'ing and we told her no.
She's very friendly and personable and so is the staff. The wait wasn't much either. She even had to run across the street to the hospital to help with a c/s and wasn't gone but about 20 minutes (between seeing the nurse and her coming in is when she ran over there).
If I were planning something more natural I don't think I'd love them as much as I do but they are just so sweet and personable and open to listening to me which I really appreciated. I actually walked out on on another Dr around here because I was ridiculed and bullied for declining the vaxes. Dr. Taylor also encourages partners and children to come to your visits, that was a huge plus for me as the first one I saw had a no children policy.
Oh and she asked if I wanted an u/s! I thought that was shocking.
Good luck in your search! Its a hard one for sure.
OT....Kelly! Your pregnant! Congratulations! Did I tell you my dd had an oops? She was born in January. Beautiful natural birth with a different mw.
Back ON topic...
I also recommend Dr. Hector Del Castillo. It's true he is VBAC friendly, but he is more than that. I have never had to wait more than a few minutes to see him. Everyone in the office is kind and considerate, including the dr himself. He's very nice. Great bedside manner and I wouldn't hesitate to use him for a planned c-section.