I've just found out that I'm pregnant today and am now thinking about what ob to go with.
The thing is, I had the same ob for my last 2 pregnancies and I absolutely love him. If he delivered in the hospital I want, I would go again with him in a heartbeat, but my experience with the hospital last time around was not great, and I absolutely hated being so far from home, meaning I hardly saw my DS1 when I was in hospital with DS2. I couldn't wait to leave the hospital. The pregnancy management was amazing but once that baby was born, I hated my hospital experience.
So I've been planning to change obs before i even started TTC but now that I'm actually looking at obs to choose from, I'm finding it really daunting - how do I choose? What if I don't like them? Will they be as good as my previous ob when it comes to the birth?
am I mad to even consider changing?
The ob I had will not deliver at my preferred hospital, so it's either the hospital I want (minutes down the road from my house, beautiful new suites, and they do water births, plus I've only heard good things about their midwives), but unknown ob experience, or go with my old ob who i adore and trust, but have to deal with a hospital that is far from home (it's not really THAT far, but far enough that my kids won't be able to visit often, and I won't be able to spend much time with DH), midwives that I had bad experiences with in both labours, and it's also an older facility (still very nice though) without the option of water birth..