Are you pregnant or trying to conceive?
If you are newly pregnant, looking after your health is paramount to ensuring you complete your pregnancy smoothly and give birth to a healthy baby.
If you are trying to have a baby, it’s still really important to look after your health. After all, you’d want to ensure that your body is at its healthiest to carry the precious baby you hope will join your family soon.
Needless to say, choosing a good Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (O&G) is essential, whether you have just found out you are pregnant or are trying to conceive.
We spoke to some mums to find out what they feel is important when it came to choosing an O&G specialist. Here’s what they had to say:
Carla, mother of 1:
“Accessibility is important for me. And I’m not just talking close distance, but also being available by phone call or text.”
Tina, mother of 3:
“I asked for recommendations from other mummy friends. I also checked if the ob-gyn was pro natural birth, breastfeeding and practiced skin to skin contact for mum and baby after birth. I also checked if she was under my health insurer’s list of doctors.”
Minoli, mother of 2:
“I asked my friends to recommend their doctors and went purely on that. The Ob-Gyn I chose came highly recommended by a few friends and she has been really great, during my two pregnancies.”
Justina, mother of 1:
“Firstly, I got recommendations from mums on forums. For me, the gynae must be warm and approachable because as I’m bound to ask a lot of questions along the way with it being my first pregnancy.
“From there, I chose the gynae based on where his clinic was located – I chose one that’s close to where I live so I can schedule appointments after work and go home straight after.
“Then I looked at the price of the clinic package offered, his delivery track record, if he is pro natural birth/supports breastfeeding right after delivery, and which hospital he delivers in.”
Dana, mother of 2:
“First-hand recommendations – the O&G had to be experienced, have a good reputation and good bedside manner.”
As you can see, these mums had a range of important items on their checklist when it came to choosing an appropriate O&G.
Find out more about choosing an O&G on the next page…