View Poll Results: Male VS Femail OB- preference
Have Male OB- no preference 26 18.06%
Have Female OB/MW- no preference 7 4.86%
Have Female OB/MW- prefer female 54 37.50%
Had both/either- no preference 33 22.92%
Had both/either- prefer female 24 16.67%
Voters: 144. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-30-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
popsi
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 179
Male versus Female OB- POLL

Just curious how many of you mamas have male vs female OBs. And did you chose the female based on her gender? Do you care about the gender of your male OB? Comfort-wise?
I have a female OB that I really like, but this week she is on vacation and the only available OB is a man. I took the appnt, though I prefer females by far. I am actually trying to decide if I want to skip the internal checking even though I'll be 39 weeks...
As you can tell, I'm not very comfy with a male dr. checking my private parts!

EDIT: can't add more options- I'm sorry. So, if you prefer MALE, please indicate in the thread! Thank you!

Last edited by popsi; 07-30-2012 at 10:31 AM.
popsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
tmwmommy's Avatar
tmwmommy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: WV
Posts: 1,162
I have a male dr and had no other options. The two hospitals I would even consider only have males. I like my male OB much better than the female who delivered dd.
tmwmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
JennTheMomma's Avatar
JennTheMomma
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 7,820
My Mood:
Re: Male versus Female OB- POLL

I've had both male and female OBs, I don't care about the gender, to me it's about their philosophy and education. I use female MWs as my primary caregiver, I would use a male, but there are none in my area. Again, it's about the philosophy.
JennTheMomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 10:19 AM   #4
nicolemariep's Avatar
nicolemariep
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,273
Re: Male versus Female OB- POLL

Ummm, you need a have had both/prefer male option. Cause I do.

He's seen it all before, so I really don't care if he's poking around my lady parts. My OB has a great personality and is a great MD. Plus I often got the vibe from female OBs and OB nurses that they "knew it all" because many of them have had kids, and that can make them dismissive of my concerns. My OB knows that he doesn't "know it all" (cause he's never been pregnant ) and he listens and carefully evaluates any concerns that I have. My favorite L&D nurse ever was also male
__________________
Nicole; spunky, sassy mama to my two little wild ones: Logan (9-08) and Liam (11-10) and Grayson (12-12)
I blog about the hilarity that comes along with raising my boys!
nicolemariep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 09:20 AM   #5
Holly dolly's Avatar
Holly dolly
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,007
My Mood:
Re: Male versus Female OB- POLL

Quote:
Originally Posted by nicolemariep View Post
Ummm, you need a have had both/prefer male option. Cause I do.

He's seen it all before, so I really don't care if he's poking around my lady parts. My OB has a great personality and is a great MD. Plus I often got the vibe from female OBs and OB nurses that they "knew it all" because many of them have had kids, and that can make them dismissive of my concerns. My OB knows that he doesn't "know it all" (cause he's never been pregnant ) and he listens and carefully evaluates any concerns that I have. My favorite L&D nurse ever was also male
Me too! My OB was out of town when ds2 was born. I did NOT like the OB on call, so my OB asked one of the other OBs to deliver me in his place...I was thankful it was the other guy...but I didn't like this OB. She didn't listen to me at all when I told her my concerns. I KNEW my water wouldn't break on it's own...but I also knew that when I hit 7 I would have a baby within 15 minutes. She was in the room just in time to break my water and catch him.

All that to say...she's the only female OB I've seen...I'm not sure I just don't like HER or if other females would have the same mindset. I've seen 2 different males (but only one for actual pg/delivery) and they had WAY different attitudes.
__________________

Wife to Casey Mom to Isaac and Carson Hoping for someone new in 2014
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Holly dolly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 10:27 AM   #6
CHERUBUMS's Avatar
CHERUBUMS
Registered Users
Formerly: mnotley75
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Posts: 532
My Mood:
Re: Male versus Female OB- POLL

Missing options on the poll...
Have male - prefer male
Had both/either - prefer male

I would have chosen Had both/either - prefer male. I've had 2 female OBs during my pregnancies/1 during delivery and have had a male for one pregnancy/2 deliveries. I must say that I LOVED my male OB the best. He was kind, sincere, sensitive, genuine, caring, compassionate, informative, on time, encouraging and a wonderful human being all around. It was the best experience EVER! I was beyond disappointed when I couldn't see him for my most recent pregnancy. I saw the female OB I had for DS1 and she was OK but she was "short" with her answers and her bedside manner was greatly lacking. She was a decent doc, but given the choice I wouldn't have chosen her and certainly won't choose her again. I had to have an emergency c-section for the delivery and she was on holiday, so not present. I ended up with a male OB that I'd never met and I would rank him a very close 2nd to my first OB. He was very practical, straightforward, honest, caring, gentle and attentive. He saved my baby's life and very possibly mine as well when he called the need for an emergency section. I'm very thankful and grateful to the care I have received from the male OBs I've seen. I would go with them any day over any of the females I've ever seen or dealt with.
__________________
loving wife to Christopher (7/1/'05), Momma to angel baby Eden Serenity (9/16/'06 - Trisomy 18) two princes Liam Rhodes (9/4/'07)
& Owen Shaw (8/19/'09), & our little princess Kira Maeve (4/27/'12)
CHERUBUMS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #7
popsi
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 179
Re: Male versus Female OB- POLL

Okay! Sorry, ladies for not putting those options in! I'll try to change it!
Thanks for the input though!
popsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #8
popsi
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 179
Re: Male versus Female OB- POLL

Just wanted to reply to the responses:

So interesting that more of you prefer males. I guess the few Male OBs that I have seen over the years I just didn't like. They definitely didn't make me feel comfortable, so I am biased. I have seen regular Drs over the years- my pediatrician and general dr. growing up were both males- and I was fine with them. Just didn't have good experiences with the 2/3 male OBs I've seen...

But, I do hear what you're saying about them not being know it alls. I happen to really like my OB and she is completely NOT a know it all, but my last one hovered on that boundry sometimes!
popsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 10:58 AM   #9
raisingcropsandbabies
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,275
Re: Male versus Female OB- POLL

I've had both and actually prefer my male OB! He's amazing. I never thought I'd ever go to a male ob/gyn, but I was sooo at peace with him after my first appt. He's delivered 3 out of my 4 babies and I drive 1-1/2 hours each way just to go to him.
raisingcropsandbabies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 11:03 AM   #10
brookglen's Avatar
brookglen
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,463
Re: Male versus Female OB- POLL

I had a male last time and that's the last time I'll do that. He was pretty much the most stereotypical male OB in the world. Really aggressive, crappy bed side manner, slightly masogonystic, and completely void of emotion. Every concern you would have about a male doctor, he was.

My doctor this time is a woman, the difference is like day and night.
brookglen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.