Changing Your Care Provider During Pregnancy

Some don’t know it’s an option, others are afraid of “rocking the boat,” and still others don’t know how it could benefit their pregnancy and birth. I’m here to tell you: changing your OB or midwife during pregnancy could be the best decision you make for yourself and your baby.

To learn more about the specifics of why and how, hop on over to FitPregnancy and read my article on this very subject. Here’s an excerpt:

Choosing one care provider over another could mean the difference in having a vaginal birth or having a cesarean birth, despite the same set of circumstances. Below are some reasons why you might consider choosing a new OB or midwife:

•    Questions are dismissed or unanswered during prenatal appointments
•    You feel uncertain about a suggested treatment or course of action
•    You want a water birth and your practice doesn’t allow it
•    You dislike being in a group practice
•    Your provider will not deliver twins or breech baby vaginally
•    Doulas are not encouraged or allowed at birth with the care provider
•    You feel like a “number”
•    Preferences on your birth plan are not allowed or encouraged

 photo from FitPregnancy

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