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10 tips for finding the right OB/GYN

Do you want to see a male or a female doctor?

Both men and women can make great obstetricians.

Since pregnancy and delivery can be uncomfortable enough on their own, be sure to choose a doctor you are at ease with. One characteristic that some women feel strongly about is whether their doctor is male or female. If you are only comfortable with women, be sure that you find a doctor whose practice doesn’t include male partners who might cover your delivery, and vice versa. However, you should remember that both male and female doctors have chosen to care for women and are dedicated to doing so respectfully.

Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, December 2018

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