So I am in the market for a new OB/GYN. I've been trying to find one listed on my insurance website. I just called and they don't have any in my area that cover prenatal care. I would have to drive a minimum of an hour to get there (if there's no traffic). Which means that I need to pick one out of network. Basically I have my choice of doctor in my area.
How do you go about picking your OB/GYN?
Back story (if you're interested): I had a horrible experience when I had DS. The OB/GYN I had been going to since I was 18 didn't cover prenatal care. And even though we had talked about the fact that we were getting ready to ttc they never mentioned that they didn't cover it. So they referred me to a doctor that I found rude, rough, and made both DH & I uncomfortable. So we switched to a family doctor in our area and he was wonderful. A perfect fit for us. But his son got sick. He had a congenital bleeding disorder which led to my doctor having to move out of state to get care for his own child. Totally understandable, but it left me with out a doctor in my third trimester. I wound up with a midwife practice that has rotating schedule, so you see whoever is there that day. And I just don't feel like it was the right fit for me. Although I am debating about going back just because I would know what to expect and would be better at being my own advocate next time around.
Anyway, sorry that's so long. I was just wondering how you ladies pick your OB's? And what would you look for if you were starting from scratch?