How do you handle your kids’ doctors appointments, ladies? Do you do the “working mom thing” and join the appointments by speakerphone to save on travel/wait time, do you delegate them, trade them with your spouse, or just handle them entirely yourself?
Choosing an obstetrician can be an important part of your pregnancy journey — any number of reasons can affect your decision to find a new one. (For example: your current gynecologist could be inconveniently located for a lot of appointments, you don’t like the hospital at which your regular OB/GYN has privileges, or you begin … Read More about Choosing an OB/GYN: Tips for Pregnant Mothers
Here’s a fun question for you, ladies: how did you decide between having an OB-GYN or midwife? Who did you want to deliver your baby; who did you ultimately choose? We’ve talked about birth experiences before (here’s my long story — with tips based on what I learned — from the birth of my first … Read More about OB-GYN v. Midwife
When I was pregnant with my first, we took a Lamaze class — and I got a great list of “informed consent” questions. The idea is that, particularly with labor and delivery, a lot of things happen quickly, and frequently you’re only half giving informed consent because you’re so exhausted, in pain, and more. I didn’t end … Read More about Informed Consent Questions for Prenatal Emergencies