As soon as you learn you are pregnant, you'll also find you have many choices and decisions to make. Choosing your health care provider is one of your most important choices. This is the professional who will guide you through your pregnancy and who will often be the person to deliver your baby. You have many options, as various medical professionals, including the following, can provide prenatal care:
There are several ways to find a health care provider, including recommendations from other health care professionals, friends, and family. Your insurance carrier can provide a listing of qualified health care providers. Information is available to learn more about a doctor's training, background, and specialty. You can request a brief interview or a telephone call with your one or two top choices. In addition to the doctor's medical qualifications, look for someone you feel comfortable talking with, who is interested in your concerns and needs.
Here are some questions you might want to ask a prospective health care provider:
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