Q&A: Group or Solo OB?

Is it okay to go to a clinic with rotating OBs?
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ByThe Bump Editors
Updated
Feb 2017
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There are pros and cons to both solo and group practices. Solo practitioners typically provide more personalized attention, but you run the risk of a stranger dealing with an emergency situation or delivering your baby if your doctor is unavailable when the time comes. In a group practice, you’ll probably see each doctor at least once during your pregnancy. This may not be ideal, but at least you’ll know you’ve met the person who will deliver your baby.

Ask these questions as you consider which type of practice works best for you:

[ ] How many doctors are in the group and how do they divide responsibilities?

[ ] Who will you see at regular checkups?

[ ] Who will deliver your baby if your primary OB is unavailable?

[ ] Can you request appointments with a particular doctor?

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