Choosing an OB based on Hospital?

I've only been seeing my gyn for a few years.  She's an OB and I chose her because she also specialized in fertility.  Her office was close to work and home, however, she delivers at a hospital that I don't particularly care for.  I'm wondering now if this is an issue for anyone else?  Did you choose a new OB based on where they deliver or am I just being picky?

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 6:22 am
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Posted on June 3, 2013 at 7:59 am
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What are the reasons you don't care for the hospital she uses? Maybe you could address those with her? If you stay with her, are your garunteed to have her as your OB during delivery?


I do think it is important to have a hospital and OB that you like. You'll spend more time in the hospital than you'll spend with your OB.

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 8:27 am
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We chose our OB based on the hospital (he happens to be the head of OB and only delivers at our hospital). The hospital that we are delivering has almost everything we were looking for (with the exception of birthtubs in the delivery rooms that I really really wanted the option of having, but oh well...). It is certified "Baby-Friendly" (http://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/) & has a level II NICU in case something happens. All rooms are private rooms with an actual bed for my DH & is about 10min from our house. I do like my OB, but I am not crazy about him... The only reason I am not crazy about him is because he talks about himself a lot (like he is always on the board of the subject that we are discussing...). Other than that little annoyance, he is great so far. Also, I alternate between him & the midwives within the practice, so one of them will always be there to deliver the baby.

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 8:52 am
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I knew I wanted to go with a midwife and my sister in law referred me to the lady who delivered all 3 of her kids and so I did choose the hospital based on my provider. There's a hospital a little farther away that most everyone I know has gone to to deliver cause it's so nice but my hospital is great too so it works out. It is important that you like both your doctor and hospital because you are going to be spending a good amount of time with each. You just have to think about what factors are most important to you.

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 3:46 am
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I did choose my OB based on the hospital they deliver at, but that was mostly because we're still pretty new to the area so I needed a new doctor anyway. I figured I might as well choose someone based on the hospital we hoped to deliver at, and as it turns out, I really love my OB so far. Are there multiple OBs that deliver at the hospital you're eyeing? I'd check out several of them and pick what seems to be the best fit. I echo the other ladies in saying that it comes down to the factors most important to you and your DH. 

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

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