Posted by BerryRipe on Aug - 28 - 2017

Preparing to have a baby is both an exhilarating and frightening experience all at the same time. There will understandably be numerous emotions going through your mind, and there is a great deal to plan for. On top of all of this, you do not want to have to be worrying about the quality of the medical care and the professionalism of the OBGYN that you choose. As you prepare for child birth, consider the following guidelines to guide you as you select an OBGYN to care for you and your newborn throughout the process.

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Ask Around

When you are looking for an OBGYN the likes of Max Izbicki, you want to ask around in your community. Talk to women who have recently had a baby. Ask them about their experiences and what you can expect. Have the conversation come around to the doctors that they chose and how they felt about their professionalism and expertise. Your friends and acquaintances are the best sources of information in regards to choosing an OBGYN because they bring first hand knowledge to the selection process. You will learn from them which physicians they really loved and which did not serve them well at all. You will also discover which facilities get the best reviews. While your insurance may limit your options in that regard, it is nonetheless helpful to know what you are facing ahead of time.

Use the Internet

The World Wide Web contains a wealth of information that is literally at your fingertips. You will want to put this to your advantage as you pick your OBGYN. You can just search for the provider you are considering, such as Dr. Max Izbicki, and learn what has been said about him or her. This is a way to gain information about their practice, what other patients have remarked, and to even learn a bit about the facilities that they practice in. You will also want to use the Internet to check out tips for successfully bringing your pregnancy to term and giving birth to a healthy baby boy or girl. This can prove invaluable moving forward as you will learn exercises and breathing techniques that will bring welcome relief through the pregnancy itself, and then again during the childbirth process itself.

Check Your Insurance

With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, all insurance plans now provide maternity care coverage. This is great news for expectant mothers. You definitely want to make full use of this insurance, so do your homework ahead of time. Learn exactly what is covered and what applies to you. There are many added benefits that will save you a great deal of money, such as the provision to receive folic acid supplements throughout the term of the pregnancy. When it comes to choosing your OBGYN, you will want to make sure that the facility you choose is within the network of your particular insurance plan. If you have your heart set on a provider that is out of your network, just keep in mind that you will probably need to pay a bit more out of pocket. Ultimately, the choice is up to you.

Rejoice at the coming of your child. Treat everyday of your pregnancy as a chance to bring a healthy baby boy or girl into this world. That goal will be furthered with your selection of OBGYN.

Categories: Lifestyle & Wellness

6 Responses so far.

  1. Marcus says:

    I loved when you mentioned how your friends can be a great source of referrals when looking for a good OBGYN doctor. It is important to remember that doing this can help you find a trusted provider that can provide the type of services you need. My wife thinks she is pregnant and wants to see a doctor that can help her figure it out and take care of the baby, so I’m glad I found your post.

  2. Deb Pearl says:

    My husband and I have been planning on starting a family soon, and I really want to find a OBGYN to be there with us through the process. That is a good idea to ask other women in our community and see if they know a good one. I like the idea of asking them about their experiences with their OBGYN too. That would be a great way to see if we will like them. Thank you for the tips!

  3. Alexandria Martinez says:

    Now that my fiance and I are moved into a new area, I want to find an OB doctor near us. Any insights into what I should look for in a doctor would be greatly appreciated. I like what you said about checking my insurance for the best service.

  4. Ashley Maxwell says:

    Thanks for your tip to look for an OBGYN that have an online presence. I also like how you said that they should have positive reviews too. My husband and I are looking into an OBGN for me; thanks for the tips on what to look for.

  5. Ria Amelia Lawrence says:

    I do appreciate it when you said that when it comes to looking for an OBGYN, it is a good idea to ask friend and relatives if they have someone that they can recommend as their experience will benefit me. If so, then I guess I can ask a friend of mine who had a baby a year ago. Surely she is satisfied with her OBGYN, so I will ask her if she will recommend the doctor to me. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Amanda Drew says:

    Thanks for pointing out that it’s a good idea to ask a woman who has recently had a baby who she would suggest. My husband and I have decided that it’s time we start a family, but I want to make sure that I’m all set and ready to go before I get pregnant. Your tips should help me find a good gynecologist to go to.

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