Questions to Ask When Looking to Find Your Best Pregnancy Doctor

How to select an OBGYN for your pregnancy.

It's only natural to start thinking about everything from names to nursery decor after learning you're pregnant. In all the excitement, however, don't forget another big decision — selecting an obstetrician.

At his offices located in Cranston and Smithfield, Rhode Island, Dr. A. Michael Coppa brings over 25 years of OB/GYN experience to pregnancy care, as well as overall women's health and wellness concerns. Known for his personalized bedside manner, Dr. Coppa provides one-on-one care in a supportive environment.

Often parents-to-be interview a potential OB/GYN to make sure the doctor's philosophy and practice logistics are a good match with their vision of their baby's birth. Some questions to consider include the following:

Experience and training

Knowledge of a potential obstetrician's background and training is key. For example:

Practice logistics

Once the doctor's qualifications have been vetted, it's also important to learn details about the practice. Some questions include:

Prenatal Care

It's easy to see why labor and delivery get all the attention, but it's important to understand what to expect during the months leading up to the baby's birth. For example:

Philosophy

Making sure everyone is on the same page during pregnancy, labor, and delivery can go a long way toward an emotionally satisfying experience. Some questions to ask are:

Labor and birth

So many issues can come up during labor and delivery, it's a good idea to research the answers ahead of time so there are no surprises. For example:

Having a baby is one of life's most amazing experiences. Call or click to book an appointment with Dr. Coppa today and join the thousands of new parents he has helped on this journey.

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