Ever faced a problem with your body that you are shy to share with anyone? If you answered yes to that, it is time you to found a gynecologist for yourself. But how to find a good gynecologist? This can be your question?
Gynecologists play an important role in a woman’s life, especially when she is expecting. Your gynecologist can help you plan a family, screen you for diseases and treat the same and a lot of other things. A lot of women, find it difficult to find the right gynecologist. Inability to do so can affect you in more ways than one. So here is a post to help you understand how to find or choose a gynecologist.(1)
Who Is A Gynecologist?
A Gynecologist is a medical doctor or a surgeon. This doctor specializes in the diseases related to that of the female genital tract and a woman’s overall health too. All the diseases of the womb, Fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina, vulva and cervix are all examined and treated by a gynecologist.
Again, a gynecologist who is certified to deliver babies is known as an obstetrician. Obstetricians are gynecologists who you will need when you are pregnant and while giving birth.
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How To Find A Gynecologist – Points To Remember:
It is important to feel comfortable and confident about your gynecologist. So special care must be taken to find a good gynecologist for yourself. Here are various points that you must keep in mind while finding one.
1. Good Reputation:
You will be sharing some of the most intimate information and facets of your life, your sexuality and your body with your gynecologist. So be particular about standards. Look for a good reputed doctor. You can check the various hospitals that the doctor works for and form an opinion.
2. Gynecologist And Obstetrician:
Ideally, you should look for a gynecologist who is also an obstetrician. This way, you will not have to look for a separate obstetrician to deliver your baby.
3. Consult Your Friends And Relatives:
When finding a gynecologist, always consult your close friends and relatives. They might have their physicians who may refer good gynecologist. You may also consult your friends’ and relatives’ gynecologist.
4. Caring, Responsive And Friendly In Nature:
Since you will be sharing a lot of your problems and issues with your gynecologist, it is important to find the one who is friendly in nature. A good responsive gynecologist will answer your queries clearly and accurately too. Developing a comfort factor is important. Your gynecologist must be gentle too during her check-ups. A caring gynecologist will always advise you for your betterment. She will also place your comfort above everything else.
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Your obstetrician must be close to your home. When pregnant, you might need to visit your doctor frequently. So easy availability of public transport and less commuting time is an important factor. Proximity will also help when you go into labor.
6. Easy Availability:
While it is important to look for a well reputed gynecologist/Obstetrician, you must also look how easily available is your doctor. Your gynecologist must be able to attend to your emergency calls. She should also be responsive in terms of getting back to you when you need her. Getting easy appointment or seeing without appointment should also be possible. The gynecologist you choose must fit into these parameters too.
7. Your Comfort:
You might also find a lot of male gynecologists who are equally good as females. But you must keep your mind open in this term. If having a male gynecologist makes you a little uncomfortable, always go for the female one. Remember, it is you and your comfort that matters the most because when you are happy, so is your baby inside.
So these were some of the points you must keep in mind on how to get a gynecologist. If even after finding a gynecologist, you do not feel comfortable and are not satisfied, do not hesitate to change your gynecologist. It is alright not to like someone because your needs may vary from person.
[ Read: Signs And Symptoms Of Pregnancy ]
An obstetrician or your gynecologist will be a part of one of the most important phases of your life. So make sure you trust your obstetrician or gynecologist completely. Unless you are satisfied, never settle for less.
We hope this post helped you understand ways of finding a gynecologist. Tell us how to find a gynecologist and the tips you have followed, if any. We love hearing from you and would be glad to know your experience on this matter.
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