I can’t tell you how much a good OB/midwife/doula can make a difference. I started out in Arkansas with this pregnancy, and I did not like my doctor. I’ll just leave it at that. When we moved to Mississippi, I was nervous about finding a new doctor (and possibly not liking her either). Then I found out I had to change my insurance if I wanted to deliver off base. I decided to check out the hospital and the staff on base before making any changes.
I met and fell in love with my midwife. She is fantastic. Honest, open, and sometimes a little brash, but that is exactly what I want. She listens to me, and knows me as Mallory, not as just another pregnant patient. She jokes and laughs with us, but takes all my concerns and questions seriously. She is fabulous and I completely trust her.
If I could give any expecting couple one piece of advice, it’s to find a healthcare provider who you trust, respect, and LIKE. I’m so thankful for mine.