I have been on the hunt for a great Ob Gyn. And, it's about time! Now that I'm seriously thinking more about pregnancy and have already even started taking prenatal vitamins, I figure now would be a good time to get my check-up. Disclaimer: I am not trying to get pregnant right now, I'm just trying to get as much in order as I can, hence the prenatal vitamins.
(Cringing). It's been 2 years since my last visit (I know that's horrible and I know better). I just do not like going, almost as much as I hate going to the dentist. Am I the only one with this problem?
I have a few friends who are Ob Gyns or soon-to-be Ob Gyns. In the past we've joked and laughed about them delivering my baby. But for real, would I really let a friend or an associate inspect my vajayjay and other lady parts :)? I'm not so sure. Didn't I mention I was fairly private? Where we live right now, thankfully I have only 1 friend who is an Ob Gyn. I love the group that she works with. Their motto is "for women by women." From talking with her and others they seem to possess some of the qualities that I would want my Ob Gyn to have.
I have basically narrowed it down to choosing an Ob Gyn from my friend's group. I've done my investigation and all the ladies seem well qualified. Most people I have spoken with seem to prefer Dr. B or my friend. After much consideration, I've decided to go with the other doctor. I thought it would be just too weird for me to have seen my friend at a barbecue the week before then being completely "open" (if you know what I mean) to her the next week at the office.
I called the office today to get an appointment with Dr. B but I guess she is "hot commodity" because the days she can see me are very limited. They seem to conflict some with my schedule so I have to figure something out. Not quite sure what I'm going to do, but I've basically made up my mind about this. I've not spoken with my friend about this yet, but I know she won't mind. I'm sure I'm not her only friend to have this problem. I mean she's my girl and we're cool, but...It's not about her, it's about me! For something that private, I don't feel bad about my choice at all. What do you think? What would you do?
Oh, by the way, although Dr. B is "hot commodity" I hear that she is very available to her patients, so I'm not terribly worried about her not being able to dedicate much time to my care.