I am trying to choose between an OB but finding it difficult especially since there are so many great recommendations in the forums. I am planning for either North Shore Private or Mater. I am looking to have a natural birth drug free (wherever possible) so need the OB to support this as much as possible.
I have heard great things about Dr Gil Burton, Dr Stephen Tan and Dr Steven Morris. I called Dr Burton's office and they can take me but he will be away on leave for 3 weeks during my pregnancy returning 10 days before my due date. His office explained that if he is unavailable then the local network of doctors will back him up - including Dr Baber, Dr Gallimore etc. I am not sure if this is a good idea as it appears to be one of the most important periods of pregnancy and worried if I do deliver early.
Dr Steven Morris has two experienced midwives who are available throughout which seems to be a bonus. Is that standard for all OBs?
I am big on asking loads of questions and need a OB that will be supportive and open to discussion.
Any recommendations on the 3 or any other names? Appreciate if you could send PM if less than positive experiences.
Thank you :-)