I have to second the recommendation for Dr. Anne M. O'Connor. She is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! It's also worth nothing that Dr. O'Connor has a background in midwifery. She cared for me when my first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, and her beside manner was praiseworthy - she acknowledged the loss, patiently listened and answered ALL of my questions. She even made herself available for a callback when I had a question about what I was experiencing after my miscarriage.
Dr. O'Connor also performed my UNPLANNED C-Section last year. After pushing for 2 hours, my little one was not coming out, so the nurse midwife from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester called in Dr. O'Connor who very calmy came to examine me and advised that she recommended a C-Section. I can't tell you how happy I was that it was Dr. O'Connor who was on call that day because I trusted her!!! I even told her when she came to my bedside that I was so happy it was her who would be doing my C-Section because if I had a choice, I would choose her.
Dr. O'Connor is also well-respected by her colleagues. She has a very dry, but calming personality and she is VERY knowledgable. So don't expect a "Chatty Cathy", but you can certainly expect that you have her undivided attention when she is with you. She definitely makes you feel heard and acknowledged. Who likes to feel rushed when they see their OB, especially when you are pregnant or have given birth and have questions?
Not only is Dr. O'Connor exceptional, but the midwives at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester are wonderful. I had heard many good things about the midwives from my friends, and I am very pleased with my experience at this practice. I especially feel that the midwives acted as MY ADVOCATES at in the practice AND at the hospital. That's very important to me!!!
I am expecting again, and my births will be less than 18 months apart, so it is being recommended that I have a planned C-Section this time. My first preference is Dr. O'Connor.
Dr. Anne M. O'Connor is in the Obstetrics, Gynecology & Nurse Midwifery
department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Specialty Care at Bedford Medical Park and you can schedule an appointment with her by calling 603-695-2900.
Good luck with your pregnancy and birth!