After the First Signs of Pregnancy..
After noticing the first signs of pregnancy, expectant parents are then tasked with choosing an obstetrician or midwife to help them throughout the pregnancy and delivery process. Couples who are set on selecting an OB/GYN can consider the following criteria during their search:
The mom-to-be’s current gynecologist
Many gynecologists also practice obstetrics, and if mom is happy with the services her current provider offers, it could be beneficial to work with someone familiar as she embarks upon this new phase in her life.
Special health concerns
Pregnant moms who have pre-existing conditions that could impact gestation and delivery, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy or heart disease, should inquire whether potential OB/GYNs have extensive experience managing those medical concerns.