Disclosure: The featured images and descriptions below are courtesy of some amazing local OB/GYN practices who sponsored the production of this guide, in addition to some reader recommended listings. We are excited about these partnerships as well as the opportunity to provide this resource to local moms.
Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing an OB/GYN who is Right for You
- Birth plan. Do you want to try for a VBAC, a water birth, or other natural birthing options? It is important to choose a provider who will work with you regarding any specific requests you may have.
- Hospital affiliation. If it is important to you that you deliver at a specific hospital, you will want to make sure the provider you choose will deliver there.
- Practice size and other details. Do you want a female physician? Is having multiple locations important to you? Do you prefer a small practice? All of these details impact which OB/GYN is a good fit for you.
- Insurance and/or out of pocket cost. Of course you should try to find a provider who accepts your insurance, but exploring billing practices and cost is important, especially if you don’t have maternity insurance.
- Comfort. In the end, it is important that you choose a provider and a practice who “feel” right to you. A bedside manner that works for you and the ability to make you feel well cared for are probably the most important details of all.
Here is what one reader had to say:
“OBGYN Associates has walked alongside me through three pregnancies, and one incredibly difficult loss. We were treated with incredible care throughout those seasons of joy and heartache and loved having a variety of doctors to connect with. The day we lost our baby Dr. Foley made a special trip to see us at the hospital and sat with us for nearly an hour just to check in and see how we were. That kind of care isn’t something you get everywhere.”
As the regions only academic health system, UC Health doctors have access to groundbreaking research that leads to new discoveries and treatment options. We know your health care needs change as your body changes. That’s why we offer diagnosis and treatment to women in all phases of life. We offer outpatient services including annual exams, cervical screenings, normal/high-risk pregnancy, fetal testing, incontinence evaluation and pelvic prolapse, minimally invasive surgery and on-site laboratory and ultrasound and childbirth classes. Inpatient services include on-site obstetric anesthesiology 24/7, NICU, private rooms, robotic/minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy, major/minor procedures.