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Changing OBs While Pregnant tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 46798 posts
status May 8th

Ever done this? How far along were you? Why did you switch? Regrets?

Gahh... What if I don't like the new place? There's only so many places to go... lol

ElleCole+triplets 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 33257 posts
May 8th

Yep twice! Once at 28 weeks and once at 24. Had no choice, we moved! Worked out fine :)

Milk Machine ✌ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; ,, ,, United States 20068 posts
May 8th

Yep it's in my past topics somewhere but I know I was pretty far along and got the c section vibe from him and I am so glad I changed

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 46798 posts
status May 8th

I HATE the thought of switching but they're so anti-vbac. And with DS2 they put me in a bed and I wasn't allowed to even walk. Not the kind of experience I want again. Unknown

Mombie+2 Due December 27 (girl); TTC since Feb 2017; 2 kids; That place, Pa, United States 3182 posts
May 8th

Yep I switched at 28 weeks with dd. Zero regrets. My new ob listened to all of my concerns and the hospital they deliver at is amazing. 

fluffyruffruff Due November 29 (boy); 4 kids; United States 4594 posts
May 8th

I switched from an ob to a mw at 28 weeks with my 3rd. I didnt feel that my ob was respecting my wishes. I didnt regret my choice at all. My mw was amazing.

fluffyruffruff Due November 29 (boy); 4 kids; United States 4594 posts
May 8th

Quoting tinana+2 (22w):
I HATE the thought of switching but they're so anti-vbac. And with DS2 they put me in a bed and I wasn't allowed to even walk. Not the kind of experience I want again. Unknown


Call around and speak with the nurses, ask how open to vbacs their dr is and go from there. Good luck!

...B... 4 kids; 3 angel babies; .., .., Christmas Island 1223 posts
May 9th

With my third i switched from ob to a midwife around 32 weeks. Was very close to the latest the midwives liked to accept transfers. Did not regret it at all. 

The Original Bob 4 kids; 4 angel babies; <3, CA, United States 36748 posts
status May 9th

Yep I switched at 33 weeks when I was pregnant with Belle, we moved. I loved my previous OB but my new one was ok too. 

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3702 posts
May 9th

Quoting tinana+2 (22w):
I HATE the thought of switching but they're so anti-vbac. And with DS2 they put me in a bed and I wasn't allowed to even walk. Not the kind of experience I want again. Unknown


Can they pressure you into it? I mean, you're the patient, can't you say, no, I choose this and that being the end of it? Sorry, not sure how it works there. 

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 46798 posts
status May 9th

Quoting lamb_nodules:

Can they pressure you into it? I mean, you're the patient, can't you say, no, I choose this and that being the end of it? Sorry, not sure how it works there. 


They can refuse you care but when you're in labor a hospital can't really refuse to treat you. I just would prefer to not have the drama though, you know? 

Some hospitals have actual vbac bans but fortunately mine isn't on of them and neither is the hospital that I would deliver at if I switch.

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 46798 posts
status May 9th

Quoting fluffyruffruff:

Call around and speak with the nurses, ask how open to vbacs their dr is and go from there. Good luck!


I work for the one that I delivered my other two at. The one I'm considering actually advertises that they're vbac friendly and the group I'm considering has I believe 3 midwives. So hopefully! Thank you.

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 2628 posts
May 9th

I debated on vbac friendly doctors with my second pregnancy. I would have to travel to both about an hour to an hour and a half..one was in Orlando the other was in Wellington and I live between both.. Did my research and didn't like what I heard about the ones in Orlando and they were more strict and very rude when I talked on the phone with them.  the one in Wellington wrote an article on vbacs and is known for her great bedside manner with women wishing for a vbac. I didn't get my vbac but they let me stay pregnant as long as possible to see if I would go into labor, never did of course but during my section they found out why and ds2 bears the mark of why. As far as switching doctors I would if your not happy with the current, and if you hate the next too switch again, after all you want the best experience you can get.  

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 8966 posts
May 17th

I didn't switch practices, but I switched OBs. Are there multiple doctors within the office? I didn't like the OB "assigned" to me. I called and asked to meet with other doctor for my next visit. I ended up with just midwife with DS2. She actually tried pushing for a VBAC even though I was fine with repeat csection. She looked so heart broken when I wasn't dilating and bubs heart rate and such was looking rough. 

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 46798 posts
status May 21st

Quoting Have Heart:
I didn't switch practices, but I switched OBs. Are there multiple doctors within the office? I didn't like the OB "assigned" to me. I called and asked to meet with other doctor for my next visit. I ended up with just midwife with DS2. She actually tried pushing for a VBAC even though I was fine with repeat csection. She looked so heart broken when I wasn't dilating and bubs heart rate and such was looking rough. 


There are 4 docs in the practice I'm currently at, and none of them are overly-willing to allow vba2c. The closest I got was a "well if you go into labor before 39 weeks we can see how you progress" but that was just from one. The other one that is a little more vbac tolerant is having a baby in July so she won't even be around when I'm due. Very SadAngry