I did it! I finally went and made a pre-pregnancy consult appointment with a new OB. How's that for planning ahead of time?! When I was deciding on OBs after moving to Texas I had it narrowed between the one I ultimately went with and the one I visited today. Sadly, my own rationale for choosing the other provider's office, is they had more women providers. My punishment for leaving my obstetrical fate up to a coin toss, is choosing a new provider after the fact.
It's such a relief that I went and had the consult with the new doctor before blindly switching practices. The only real downside of the appointment was the 40 minute wait. Cakes did amazing and kept herself busy watching a movie, reading a book, and playing games on my phone. The doctor made sure to address the high risk nature of my new patient paperwork and preventative measures that would be taken. After telling an abbreviated version of my history to the doctor, I began to loosen up and feel at ease.
The doctor really impressed me with his knowledge of high risk pregnancies. Since I'll be switching from an office with doctors and midwives that have no communication skills, to an office with eight doctors that are able to function independently yet collaborate, is a huge change. Wait times at both practices are similar, so I don't feel like I'm making any sacrifices in transferring my care and instead feel reassured in my decision. And my health insurance is accepted at both and my out-of-pocket expenses won't change. Any hesitations I had have gone out the window and I feel extremely secure and lucky to have found such an amazing new practice.
Now just to get pregnant…