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What type of doctor to choose for my first baby? Gp, fp, ob, midwife
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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Pregnancy care
The most highly trained is the ob/gyn specialist.
. General and family practice docs don't do operative deliveries. If you are thinking of a midwife, choose a nurse midwife that works at a hospital with OB backup.

In brief: Pregnancy care
The most highly trained is the ob/gyn specialist.
. General and family practice docs don't do operative deliveries. If you are thinking of a midwife, choose a nurse midwife that works at a hospital with OB backup.
Dr. Mary Vanko
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Obstetrician.
The obvious choice is an obstetrician - that's what we do for a living.
Midwives are an acceptable alternative, if you are completely low-risk: between 20-34, of normal weight for your height and without any medical or surgical history of significance.

In brief: Obstetrician.
The obvious choice is an obstetrician - that's what we do for a living.
Midwives are an acceptable alternative, if you are completely low-risk: between 20-34, of normal weight for your height and without any medical or surgical history of significance.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Caren Reaves
If you consider a midwife, do your homework!!! There is a HUGE difference in training between a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Baby's vantage point
This is not like a wedding or baby shower. There are risks involved for both of you.
If you choose delivery like they did in the 18-19th centuries you need to accept the risks involved. Delivery away from a hospital setting involves at least a 1 hr delay in you or baby receiving urgent care, which can be fatal. The best trained people doing it with the best trained staff is the safest way to go.

In brief: Baby's vantage point
This is not like a wedding or baby shower. There are risks involved for both of you.
If you choose delivery like they did in the 18-19th centuries you need to accept the risks involved. Delivery away from a hospital setting involves at least a 1 hr delay in you or baby receiving urgent care, which can be fatal. The best trained people doing it with the best trained staff is the safest way to go.
Dr. James Ferguson
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