How did you find your pediatrician? MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
4th Dec '12

I need a new pediatrician. Ours is really nice; it's just that we have different philosophies regarding raising children and the medical practices that come with it (vaccinating, CIO, solids, cereals, giving water, etc.) and I don't want to have to fight with her every appointment. I don't know how many times I have to tell her "I don't feel comfortable doing that with Wesley. We decided to do ________."

I want to maybe call a midwife and ask which doctor she would recommend, but I worry that she would just choose one associated with the hospital (which is the office we already attend).

How did you find your midwife?
Anyone in the Newark, DE area that knows a good one?

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
4th Dec '12

My OB when I was pregnant with K gave me a recommendation and I really like them (they are twins that run a practice together).

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7387 posts
status 4th Dec '12

I picked the pediatrician I liked the best in nicu. He was a family doctor not just a pediatrician. I like it better cause he can see the whole family and get an idea about why our family is like and stuff. He is a bit more laid back then the pediatrician I was originally assigned.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
4th Dec '12

they gave me the option to use the doctor that was on-call the day I delivered or pick another. after seeing him with my son I liked him, and friends used him as well, so we stuck with him when we left. after that, when my other son was born, we switched to him when we left the hospital. but he's retired now, and we're in the army. so tricare(insurance) assigns us, but I didn't like the doctor my kids had here so I requested a switch. we meet the new doctor next week.

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1411 posts
4th Dec '12

My LO's primary is an obgyn who also see's babies. He took care of me when I was pregnant, delivered her and now is her doctor.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
4th Dec '12

My pediatrician was chosen based on my interaction with them in the hospital and some "Facebook research" lol. I asked my friends that lived in my area who they suggested. I don't regret picking my Pediatrician for one minute. She is awesome, totally pro breastfeeding (and will listen to your concerns and take them into consideration) and doesn't push certain issues (such as I cosleep my 13 week old baby). She is also willing to send you to a specialist for a second opinion if you request it.

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
4th Dec '12

talking to other pregnant women in the area when out shopping.