Can I Change Doctors During Pregnancy?
Wanna break up with your OB/GYN? Are you seeing red flags in your relationship? Does your partnership with your Provider feel like a dictatorship?
Pregnancy is an exciting time for moms and families. In some cases, adjusting to the change for mom can be a bit overwhelming and even stressful; especially when choosing the right Provider or changing Providers mid-term. We aim to help relieve some of this stress. Changing Providers is a simple process and here is what you need to know when making this decision:
But first, YES!! You can change Providers during pregnancy, regardless of how far along you are. Go ahead….breathe….
The first order of advice is to trust your instinct. What you are feeling and the reasons why you want to transfer is true to you. Stick to your gut decision and research your new Provider options. Check their reviews, testimonials and services offered. Do they align with your desires? Perhaps you are interested in the Centering Pregnancy model of prenatal care, opportunity for water birth, holistic birthing options, or the family-centered Cesarean offered at Providence Women’s Healthcare.
We offer “Meet and Greet” appointments if you want to speak with a provider or get a feel for the practice before making the decision to switch.
Now, do this next:
- Fill out a records release at your current office or do it at any Providence Women’s Healthcare location to avoid that sometimes-awkward interaction. We will receive your medical records, and a midwife will review them to assess our ability to continue your care.
- Once the records are reviewed and we can provide your care, our team will contact you to get you scheduled. It usually only takes a couple of days for us to review once the records are received.
There you have it! Toldja it would be simple. At Providence Women’s Healthcare, we aim to partner with you to have the prenatal care and birth experience you desire. We can’t wait to meet you and we hope to welcome you to the Providence Women’s Healthcare family!! Go ahead and book your appointment here: book appointment.