In this episode, we’re tackling a question that many expectant mothers may have: Can I fire my OB-GYN in the middle of my pregnancy?
The answer is simple: Yes, you can. As a patient, you have the right to choose the medical professionals that you feel most comfortable with. If your current OB-GYN is not meeting your needs or if you feel disrespected during office visits, it’s perfectly acceptable to look for a new doctor.
During this episode, we’ll discuss the various options available to expectant mothers who want to change their OB-GYN. We’ll also explore the importance of feeling respected and heard during your pregnancy, and why this can impact your overall birth experience.
Remember, you matter. Your birth experience matters. And most importantly, your baby matters. Don’t hesitate to advocate for yourself and make the necessary changes to ensure that you have a positive pregnancy and birthing experience.
So, if you’re considering switching OB-GYNs or simply want to learn more about the process, tune in to this episode of the Carolina Sotomayor Podcast.
What you’ll learn:
1:19 This is your reminder that you are in charge of your pregnancy
4:29 Getting a new OB-GYN
4:45 What could happen if you work with someone you don’t feel safe with
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Podcast Episode Transcript
Hi, I’m Carolina, your podcast host and expert wound healer. Over the past five years, I’ve served over 500 women to remove physical blockages in their bodies. We achieve this with Reiki. I believe healing doesn’t have to be done alone, nor should it be. We will hear stories of healing methods to heal with and guest speakers covering taboo topics you won’t hear anywhere else.
Let’s continue this journey of wound healing together.
Hi friends, it’s Carolina Soto. I am your podcast host in Ricky Womb Healer, and today, my friends, I am super passionate to talk to you about this topic. Can I fire my OB B G Y N in the middle of my pregnancy? Fuck. Yes, you can. And the reason why we’re talking about this is I had a client text me yesterday that her OB had scheduled an induction and she felt defeated, dismissed and disrespected.
I recently, I, today I did a TikTok about this and can you fire your doctor or your midwife? Yes you can. They work for you. So just in case you didn’t know, these people can be fired. In fact, I switched midwives in the middle of my pregnancy and this is your reminder. You’re in charge my friend. You are in charge bestie.
You have options, you have power. Your voice is powerful cuz guess what? If they’re not listening to you in the doctor’s office, they’re certainly not gonna honor and respect you in the birthing room facts. So let’s start in so reasons why you would fire your ob, B G Y N. You don’t feel emotionally safe.
You don’t feel like you can speak up in your appointments. In this case with my client. Let me tell you a little story time. This client is magical. She’s amazing. I’ve been working with her for two years. We’ve done a lot of healing. and she has a high-risk doctor and she has an ob gyn. Last week they had a communication.
The three of them were explaining that she was gonna try for a vaginal birth, and that the ob gyn had to align with the high-risk doctor’s priority and treatment plan. And the OB said, yes, we’re on board, we’re aligned. This is perfect. So client felt, wow, I feel seen. That’s what she said after when we had a.
A check-in call. She goes, I feel seen. This is amazing. This is what I wanted my entire pregnancy. It’s been a difficult pregnancy. And then she texted me yesterday, they scheduled my induction. That’s not the plan, that’s not anywhere near the plan. They were gonna wait and keep that baby inside of her as long as possible, and that was what her high-risk doctor said to do.
So, , can you guess what I told her what to do? I said, you’re gonna go back to the high-risk doctor who values your voice and you feel safe with, and say, I need to know ob. I don’t feel safe. I don’t want her touching me, and I do not want them in the birthing room. Find me another ob. And she said, well, I think that might be rather difficult.
And I said, I don’t care. There’s a lot of wait lists for obs in her area. She. And he said, guess what? There’s gonna be one. There’s gonna be one. Cuz we believe in miracles. That is gonna have a spot for you. There’s gonna be one that’s a perfect match for you because there’s a blessing in all of this.
There has to be a blessing in all of this. You didn’t come this far and we did this long to be pregnant with your baby, with your partner. To have someone shit on your birth. That hasn’t happened yet. We’re not letting that happen. You still have options. We still have time. We still have a voice. And she’s like, you know what?
You’re right. You know what she did? She called her ob. Now we’re finding a new one. She called her Iris doctor, and she’s looking for a new ob. You don’t have to settle. You can fire the OB if they are scheduling induction, and that goes against your medical treatment plan that you discussed, and there’s no apology.
Apology wouldn’t even matter. But if you lost trust with your provider because of a red flag or because of a conversation or an action that they took, get a new one. By getting a new one, you’re preventing. More painful experiences that potentially could happen in your birth. Birth is a very vulnerable time, and if you don’t feel relaxed and safe with the people that are gonna provide your pelvis could lock you could stall your labor, you could stall out of labor.
Once you start your cervix might not dilate all of these things because maybe your body feels. If you don’t feel safe, your pelvis is gonna react. So how you feel with your medical team is so vital, is so important. So you can fire your ob. You can also fire anyone on your medical team, so you do have options.
You don’t deserve to be disrespected, you deserve to be honored. Your pregnancy is a sacred experience, and your birth is an even more sacred experience. You’re bringing your baby into the world by using your voice and understanding that you have options. You have power, and there’s power in your voice.
You’re activating that womb wisdom for advocacy, not just for yourself, but for your child. And let me tell you, advocacy starts as soon as even in your fertility advocacy for your baby. You’re not gonna let someone bully your child. Don’t let anyone bully. Because you’re carrying your baby. It all matters.
All the emotions matter, and if I can influence you in any way where you feel more empowered with the decisions, that will prevent so much more pain, it doesn’t mean your birth won’t be hard, or maybe it may not turn out the way you want, but you’ll be birthing with people that you trust. That you won’t be scared to touch your baby or that you’ll get all the things that you’re hoping for, or as many as you can in your birth intention plan.
That’s what it’s about. I don’t promise guarantees or anything other than the more empowered you feel, the safer you feel, the happier you’ll be and the easier it all will be. But if you don’t feel safe, That leads to complications and that leads to fear, and that leads to more pain. , you’ve lived so much, you’ve overcome so much.
You’ve worked so hard to come here. Why stop now when you deserve the world? So my friend, please let me know and in the dms on the Instagram, if this episode was impactful to you or influenced you in any way, I would love to know your thoughts. My handle is the Carolina Cent. Please shoot me a dm. I wanna know how you’re doing.
Take care and see you next week, my friends. It was an honor to connect and serve you this week. If you are a spiritually curious person wanting to conceive, inhale blockages in your fertility, click the link in the episode description to learn more about the Fertility Foundation collective. Until next time, my friend know you are love.