When a woman becomes pregnant, she doesn’t usually immediately think of her medical care at that moment. She is overwhelmed with other thoughts and worries. However, soon she will need to think about who she wants to be in charge of her care throughout her pregnancy and help her little one enter the world.
For a lot of people, that is still an OBGYN. A medical doctor who specializes in women and pregnancy health. Women may underestimate how often she will see this doctor. It will start off as once a month, then go to every two weeks and then every week until that baby is born. This means that there is going to be a relationship formed.
Even if you have a great relationship with your OBGYN, there are going to be things you do that they can not stand. Not only that, but they will likely not tell you at all. That is why we are here. We are going to go through 20 things most (if not all) pregnant woman do that really drives their OBGYNs nuts.
20 When All They Think About Is The Labor
OBGYN0s spend a lot of time getting to know their patients and according to whattoexpect.com, there is one thing that drives them crazy. That is when all women worry about is childbirth. Childbirth is a big deal, and it is something to worry about, but moms-to-be need to remember one thing.
Childbirth is one event when there is the rest of your child’s life that you should be more concerned with.
19 When They Listen To The Horror Stories
According to whattoexpect.com, women who are expecting should just never talk to other moms. OK, not exactly, but they have a good idea. OBGYNs really want expectant moms to know that they don’t need to listen to the horror stories.
Getting advice from other, more experienced, moms is not always a bad thing. However, when conversation turns to childbirth, it is best to turn your ears away because every childbirth is different.
18 When They Wait To Announce The News
There is an unwritten rule when you find out you are pregnant and that is that you should wait until you are past your first trimester to announce the news. This is to prepare for any case of loss that may happen.
According to whattoexpect.com, OBGYNs don’t really understand the fear. They state that if you want to wait, that’s fine, but don’t feel like you have to. If you want to announce right away, go for it.
17 When They Don’t Do Research
OBGYNs are there to answer any questions you may have, but they also need some help from you. They want you to do your own research when it comes to the little things.
According to whattoexpect.com, OBGYNs really want a lot of moms-to-be to do their own research on some things, like beauty products and self-care options that are available to you.
16 When They Won’t Even Consider Support Hose
If there is one product that an OBGYN would suggest it is support hose. According to whattoexpect.com, compression stockings can be really helpful when it comes to preventing varicose veins during pregnancy.
A lot of OBGYNs wish their patients would wear compression hoses because they are extremely helpful for women who are expecting, even if they are not that attractive.
15 When They Ask For Unnecessary Ultrasounds
Here is a big one, and it is understandable when it happens. According to whattoexpect.com, OBGYNs really don’t like it when a mom-to-be asks for more ultrasounds than normal.
They understand that it is exciting, and mom wants to see her baby as much as she can, it is best to only get as many ultrasounds as your doctor prescribes.
14 When They Don’t Look For A Pediatrician
When a woman is pregnant, she is consumed with the pregnancy and her health. An OBGYN’s main focus is the health of the woman, even though he is concerned about the baby’s health as well.
This is why your OBGYN wants to make sure that you find a pediatrician while you are still pregnant. According to whattoexpect.com, moms-to-be need to look for a doctor while they are pregnant and not scramble when the baby is born.
13 When They Don’t Pay Attention To The Air Around Them
Everyone knows the do’s and don’ts when expecting a baby, but sometimes mom-to-be will only pay attention to what she is doing and not the people around her.
According to whattoexpect.com, OBGYNs really don’t like it when a woman who is expecting doesn’t make sure that the environment and the air around her are also safe.
12 When You Don’t Ask Questions
According to whattoexpect.com, OBGYNs really want women to know that they are there to answer any and all questions that a woman has. There is no such thing as a silly or dumb question, and women should not be afraid to ask.
Some women may hold some questions back because they are embarrassed, or because it may be considered too much information.
11 When Pregnancy Is An Excuse For Everything
When a woman is pregnant, she should expect some top-level treatment. She should be able to get a seat on the train or have doors opened for her. However, what really drives OBGYNs nuts, according to whattoexpect.com, is when they believe pregnancy is an illness or disability.
It is important, and beneficial, to keep doing things while pregnant. It is important to still do things for themselves.
10 When You Think Your Birth Plan Is A Contract
An OBGYN believes in birth plans, and they think they are very beneficial for the woman who is about to deliver a baby. It helps the hospital staff know what she wants and lets her regain some of the control she may feel she loses in childbirth.
However, according to whattoexpect.com, an OBGYN needs women to understand that these are not contracts, and don’t expect everything to go exactly as planned out.
9 When You Won’t Listen To The Nurses
An OBGYN may be the top dog in the medical world, but it really drives them nuts when you don’t listen to the nurses. According to whattoexpect.com, it is important to listen to the delivery nurses and treat them with kindness.
An OBGYN will likely spend little time with you during your labor. The nurses are the ones who are going to be by your side and helping you most of the time.
8 When You Go To Dr. Google
Here is one that they really can’t stand, and they wish everyone would stop. However, given we are in the age of technology, it doesn’t look like it will end anytime soon.
According to whattoexpect.com, it is vital that no pregnant woman should be using Google for anything. Information is great, but only if it is the right information coming from the right source. Google has a lot of information, but it is not always reliable.
7 When You Don’t Know You Are The Actual Boss
An OBGYN may be your doctor, but they are not your boss. It is important to remember that you are the boss, and you are in charge of your pregnancy and childbirth.
According to whattoexpect.com, too many women just go along with what their OBGYN says, and even the professionals don’t want you to do that. They want you to take control of your experience.
6 When You Worry Too Much About Downstairs
Here is a big one, and it is one that a lot of people worry about when they are expecting and about to deliver. According to whattoexpect.com, a lot of women worry about their grooming habits near the end of pregnancy.
It also gets really hard to keep up with a beauty regime when your body is stretched and growing. OBGYNs really don’t want you to worry about what everything looks like because they definitely do not worry about it.
5 Seriously, Don’t Worry About Any Hygiene
While we are on the topic of hygiene, there is something else that OBGYNs want you to know. That is that you really don’t need to worry about anything when it comes to downstairs.
According to womenshealthmag.com, a lot of women worry about odors and other things, and what they need to remember is that there is supposed to be an odor and it is nothing to be embarrassed about.
4 When All You Worry About Is Number 2
Here is one that almost all women worry about and they really don’t need to, and that is going to the bathroom on the delivery bed. According to womenshealthmag.com, women always worry about this and bring it up to their doctor at appointments.
If this happens, it really is not a big deal and it doesn’t bother the doctor one bit. In fact, they like it because that means you are pushing the right way and that baby is going to come out.
3 When You Worry About Worrying
It is hard to not worry when you are trying to grow a healthy baby and you only want to make sure that the baby is healthy. That means that a lot of women make visits to the emergency room or labor and delivery when they are worried about their baby.
They also worry that they are worrying too much and bothering the medical staff. According to womenshealthmag.com, this is not something a woman should be worried about and they would rather you come in than ignore something.
2 When You Hide ‘Uncomfortable’ Things
Pregnancy is a world of too much information. There are always going to be topics you don’t want to talk about because they may be a bit embarrassing. This means that a lot of questions go unasked and unanswered.
According to womenshealthmag.com, this drives OBGYNs nuts, and they want you to bring up any and all concerns and questions you have.
1 When You Are Not Honest
No doctor can help you if you are not honest with them. That is why, according to womenshealthmag.com, it is important to always be honest with your doctor when it comes to your pregnancy.
If they don’t have all the information, then they can not offer a precise diagnosis and helpful suggestions.
References: whattoexpect.com, womenshealthmag.com