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Six Things to Consider When Choosing an OB for Your Pregnancy

Six Things to Consider When Choosing an OB/GYN

No matter your age or stage in life, it’s important to have a caring, compassionate doctor who understands your unique needs by your side. A woman’s needs are very specific, and change dramatically throughout her lifetime. And when you’re a newly expecting mother, there’s a lot to consider when choosing an obstetrician to care for you during your pregnancy.

The caring physicians at Pomona Valley Health Centers are highly specialized in family medicine as well as obstetrics, which means they provide excellent whole-person care for every situation.

What to look for when choosing an obstetrician

When you’re looking for an obstetrician, it’s important to find one that is right for your medical and emotional needs. Before you make your first appointment, here are six important things to consider:

  1. Skill & Experience
    The PVHC family medicine physicians are highly skilled in obstetrics. They have extensive experience providing prenatal care, delivering babies, and supporting both mom and baby postpartum.
  2. Malpractice Claims
    Confirm the physician does not have a history of or ongoing malpractice claims or disciplinary actions. You can usually request this information from the medical office or your state website.
  3. Hospital Affiliations
    OBs are often affiliated with a hospital for surgeries, procedures, and labor and delivery. Find out which hospital they’re affiliated with and check their ratings. Highly rated hospitals and medical facilities often have fewer complications and higher survival rates should you need their medical services.
  4. Gender
    Don’t forget to consider your doctor’s gender while selecting a family physician for maternity care. It is essential you feel comfortable during each and every appointment because you’ll be sharing intimate information about yourself and your relationships with this person.
  5. Insurance
    This is often top of mind when selecting a family medicine provider. Choose a physician that will help optimize your insurance benefits, so you can avoid high (and often unexpected) out-of-pocket expenses.
  6. Patient Satisfaction Surveys
    Read as much as you can about your potential physician so you can feel confident when you make your choice.

For specialized OB services in Chino Hills, Pomona, Claremont, and La Verne call the skilled physicians at Pomona Valley Health Centers (PVHC) at 909-536-1493. PVHC Women’s Health focuses on delivering highly individualized care in a professional and compassionate setting.