Have you ever shared a concern you have and had it immediately dismissed? When it happens with a healthcare provider, there’s an extra layer of challenge because there is a real inequity in the power balance between you and a medical provider. We are going to discuss seeking a second opinion when your concerns are brushed aside.
Welcome, expectant parents! When it comes to your pregnancy journey, having a supportive and caring OB-GYN can make all the difference. Your OB-GYN should be your partner in this life-changing experience, providing guidance, reassurance, and expert medical care. But what if you suspect that your healthcare provider is dismissive or unsupportive? In this blog, we’ll explore the vital role of OB-GYNs in pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care, identify red flags that may indicate an unsupportive provider, and offer guidance on how to respond.