How important is it to choose your own OB?
Originally I was assigned to a midwife at a hospital 45 minutes away from my house. When we found out it was twins, they made me switch to an OB, still 45 minutes away. I looked into it and was able to switch to a hospital (not part of my regular insurance, but they do allow it) 10 minutes away from me. I just went with the OB with the soonest appointment.
The midwife warned me that OBs in general weren't as personable and it would be a different experience, but it's really quite different. I'm not exactly unhappy with the OB because he seems competent and has delivered twins before, and was concerned on the outset that I'd been forced to his office because of the twins. At the same time, I am maybe a little disappointed and frustrated. He hasn't answered my questions about eating enough protein and when I called the office about my heart thudding wildly they referred me to see my regular doctor. I feel like he's been treating me like a singleton pregnancy, and I was anticipating a little more attention (maybe he's trying not to worry me?). My most recent appointment involved taking my weight and blood pressure, and looking at the heartbeats on the portable ultrasound machine. It was like a 15 minute appointment! I'll see him at every visit, but then when I deliver, I could be seen by one of 6 OBs, whoever is on-call. And I don't know how I feel about that.
How important is it to have a good connection with the OB if you are likely not to get them when you deliver?
I wonder if it's even possible with my insurance to get an OB who will be the one to deliver? Is it important for the babies to have that same person with all of the knowledge of your pregnancy there for the delivery?
How do you go about interviewing OBs and finding someone who is right for you?
Does anyone have GroupHealth insurance and have experience with this?
23 weeks 5 days now and I see the OB next Tuesday.
Side note I am hiring a doula and have some interviews next week. Maybe this will help?