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SomeMommy 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 74008 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting bloopbloop♥:

It sucks I google Drs to see their ratings but sometimes our personality doesn't match. 


Can you ask any you know about good OBs? Do you think you would feel comfortable with a male or female? 

bloopbloop♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 14727 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting SomeMommy:

That's frustrating as hell. Yes, it is! I have had a terrible time with doctors. I finally found an OB I love and been with her for about 7 yrs. It makes ALL the difference in how you feel. I hope you find a good one soon. Get online and read reviews, that's my best advice.


It is I feel like they don't even listen. Their like your okay everything is fine. Ok see u soon. Like uhm? 
This dr was fine but he just seems to put me on low priority and runs out the door...he had good reviews but I'm going to need to keep searching. 

bloopbloop♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 14727 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting SomeMommy:

Can you ask any you know about good OBs? Do you think you would feel comfortable with a male or female? 


Can I ask friends and family ? 

Im fine with either. With my son I had a female she was rough and this is the first time I had a male and he seemed more sympathetic. 

I have a clinic right next door but they have terrible ratings. I went there when I was pregnant with my son but I should have left. 

SomeMommy 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 74008 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting bloopbloop♥:

It is I feel like they don't even listen. Their like your okay everything is fine. Ok see u soon. Like uhm? 
This dr was fine but he just seems to put me on low priority and runs out the door...he had good reviews but I'm going to need to keep searching. 


Yea, that sounds like the OB I had with my other pregnancies. He did the job. My girls are here, safe and healthy but me, not so much and I blame him. I wish I had looked for someone else right away. Let's put it this way, my girls were all born on a Friday at 2pm. It was all on his schedule, his terms. 

Reviews definitely aren't everything but it's a good start. You just can't get the feeling of that person for yourself through Google.

SomeMommy 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 74008 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting bloopbloop♥:

Can I ask friends and family ? 

Im fine with either. With my son I had a female she was rough and this is the first time I had a male and he seemed more sympathetic. 

I have a clinic right next door but they have terrible ratings. I went there when I was pregnant with my son but I should have left. 


I've just found for me, females are more understanding but I honestly feel their age also comes into play. My OB is young but older than me...just not ancient like most doctors lol. I would ask family and friends if they know of good OBs of you're comfortable with that. It's not fun to keep searching but it really does make a huge difference when you feel comfortable and trust your doctor.

In my experience, most clinic doctors suck. You can occasionally get one that still has spark and one who still cares about the patient but it's rare. My husband has type 1 diabetes and was uninsured for most of our relationship. Clinics were our only option and it was not fun to deal with some of the doctors in them. One tried to tell him he is type 2 and change all his meds.... like, NOOOO. You're going to kill him. Smh.

I have hope you'll find one you're happy with and can get you back in order.

bloopbloop♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 14727 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting SomeMommy:

Yea, that sounds like the OB I had with my other pregnancies. He did the job. My girls are here, safe and healthy but me, not so much and I blame him. I wish I had looked for someone else right away. Let's put it this way, my girls were all born on a Friday at 2pm. It was all on his schedule, his terms. 

Reviews definitely aren't everything but it's a good start. You just can't get the feeling of that person for yourself through Google.


Yeah, we have to get a personal connection as well. Oh wow similar with my dr with my son. She wanted to induce me the second I turn 40 weeks. Thank god my SO came and said no. It's hard for me to speak up I'm kind of quiet and shy. I've gotten better but it's still a struggle. I'm glad you found a good OB how did you find them? 


Ive been searching for a few months but I have to go a little far since my town isn't great..my search will continue. 

bloopbloop♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 14727 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting SomeMommy:

I've just found for me, females are more understanding but I honestly feel their age also comes into play. My OB is young but older than me...just not ancient like most doctors lol. I would ask family and friends if they know of good OBs of you're comfortable with that. It's not fun to keep searching but it really does make a huge difference when you feel comfortable and trust your doctor.

In my experience, most clinic doctors suck. You can occasionally get one that still has spark and one who still cares about the patient but it's rare. My husband has type 1 diabetes and was uninsured for most of our relationship. Clinics were our only option and it was not fun to deal with some of the doctors in them. One tried to tell him he is type 2 and change all his meds.... like, NOOOO. You're going to kill him. Smh.

I have hope you'll find one you're happy with and can get you back in order.


Yeah, that's why I didn't want to go to a clinic because my expirence hasn't been good...sorry about your Husband experience omg that is terrible, I would have been pissed but glad you knew better. 
I took my newborn son to the clinic and a nurse practitioner basically said I was starving my son because he wasn't gaining weight and gave me all this false info on breastfeeding. I sobbed all night. Found a new dr and he was never concerned about his weight. My blood still boils about that clinic....

I could ask maybe. We're all scattered in all these towns but it doesn't hurt to ask. I'm going to move onto my SO insurance once we marry so I will have more options. 

I really liked going to the hospital to see an OB because they would do ultrasounds on the spot. But I think it seemed to be one dr. In the office. I'll have to search at another hospital I suppose. Hopefully I find one soon. 

SomeMommy 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 74008 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting bloopbloop♥:

Yeah, we have to get a personal connection as well. Oh wow similar with my dr with my son. She wanted to induce me the second I turn 40 weeks. Thank god my SO came and said no. It's hard for me to speak up I'm kind of quiet and shy. I've gotten better but it's still a struggle. I'm glad you found a good OB how did you find them? 


Ive been searching for a few months but I have to go a little far since my town isn't great..my search will continue. 


I had heard a few people mention her so I got online and read a lot of reviews about her that were the same. I called, she didn't have an open appointment for a year Surprised but that's kind of how I knew she was that good. Everyone wanted to be her patient. I waited that year and it was so worth it. She's the best doctor I've encountered in a really long time.


It's a issue with location too. I live in a heavily populated suburban type area outside of Chicago and with lots of people come lots of doctors so many, many options. It's just as rough trying to find the good needle in the haystack but I did. I hope you do too.

SomeMommy 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 74008 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting bloopbloop♥:

Yeah, that's why I didn't want to go to a clinic because my expirence hasn't been good...sorry about your Husband experience omg that is terrible, I would have been pissed but glad you knew better. 
I took my newborn son to the clinic and a nurse practitioner basically said I was starving my son because he wasn't gaining weight and gave me all this false info on breastfeeding. I sobbed all night. Found a new dr and he was never concerned about his weight. My blood still boils about that clinic....

I could ask maybe. We're all scattered in all these towns but it doesn't hurt to ask. I'm going to move onto my SO insurance once we marry so I will have more options. 

I really liked going to the hospital to see an OB because they would do ultrasounds on the spot. But I think it seemed to be one dr. In the office. I'll have to search at another hospital I suppose. Hopefully I find one soon. 



Wow. I am so glad to not have to deal with clinics anymore. I hope you don't have to go that way again either.

It can't hurt to ask. That will be great when you can get on his and have more options open up to you.


That is a good idea too, search through other hospitals! I know here, once again, we have more than enough hospitals to choose from. I know you will. You're determined to.

bloopbloop♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 14727 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting SomeMommy:

I had heard a few people mention her so I got online and read a lot of reviews about her that were the same. I called, she didn't have an open appointment for a year Surprised but that's kind of how I knew she was that good. Everyone wanted to be her patient. I waited that year and it was so worth it. She's the best doctor I've encountered in a really long time.


It's a issue with location too. I live in a heavily populated suburban type area outside of Chicago and with lots of people come lots of doctors so many, many options. It's just as rough trying to find the good needle in the haystack but I did. I hope you do too.


Dang she must be really good! Lucky you found one! 

Im going to ask around now for sure. This area has tons of clinics around. I have a general dr in a hospital close by but they don't have any OB there right now. Which sucks. 

Im even thinking of looking in Chicago near my mom. I guess I'm keeping my options a little open. I just need a good dr. 

bloopbloop♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 14727 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting SomeMommy:

Wow. I am so glad to not have to deal with clinics anymore. I hope you don't have to go that way again either.

It can't hurt to ask. That will be great when you can get on his and have more options open up to you.


That is a good idea too, search through other hospitals! I know here, once again, we have more than enough hospitals to choose from. I know you will. You're determined to.


There are good hospitals for sure around here it's just finding a good dr. 

I was almost going to go back clinic for this last pregnancy but I'm glad I didn't. I had a midwife check me out for 6 week post baby(after my son) and she was a dream but she was there to help and I forgot her name. 

Red~Origami 2 kids; United States 5283 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting SomeMommy:

I've just found for me, females are more understanding but I honestly feel their age also comes into play. My OB is young but older than me...just not ancient like most doctors lol. I would ask family and friends if they know of good OBs of you're comfortable with that. It's not fun to keep searching but it really does make a huge difference when you feel comfortable and trust your doctor.

In my experience, most clinic doctors suck
. You can occasionally get one that still has spark and one who still cares about the patient but it's rare. My husband has type 1 diabetes and was uninsured for most of our relationship. Clinics were our only option and it was not fun to deal with some of the doctors in them. One tried to tell him he is type 2 and change all his meds.... like, NOOOO. You're going to kill him. Smh.

I have hope you'll find one you're happy with and can get you back in order.


So agree with this. :/ canr wait to find new drs.

bloopbloop♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 14727 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting Rock_Candy:

So agree with this. :/ canr wait to find new drs.


You're looking for new ones, too?

Red~Origami 2 kids; United States 5283 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting bloopbloop♥:

You're looking for new ones, too?



Yeah after hes born and all the post birth check ups im totally looking for new ones. im very unhappy with the end of my care which is a shame because these drs ive been going to for 3 years and they delivered my daughter. 

bloopbloop♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 14727 posts
Nov 11th '16

Quoting Rock_Candy:

Yeah after hes born and all the post birth check ups im totally looking for new ones. im very unhappy with the end of my care which is a shame because these drs ive been going to for 3 years and they delivered my daughter. 


That's upsetting but when you don't receive the car you need it's best. I hope you find a new one soon!