What factors would you consider important when picking an OB/GYN? (presuming you're going that route, and not a midwife, etc) Are there certain things you should ask the possible providers before selecting one?
I've asked around, and it's been pretty unanimous what the best hospital in my area is, so I'd like to deliver there, and that leaves about 7 or 8 different choices for an OB affiliated with that hospital, with mixed opinions about which OB is best (there does seem to be a favorite, but I have a gender preference that would negate that choice).
Last time I was pregnant, it seemed a lot easier to decide, because there was ONE group practice associated with the hospital and you could change Ob's at every appointment if you wanted just by booking with central scheduling. But where I am now, each doctor (or at most 2) have separate practices, so you have to pick one and you'll see the same one every time, even though it might be someone completely different on rotation at the hospital when you go to deliver. So...choices... debating whether it's a moot choice and any one would do or whether I should dig deeper before deciding?