Specialists For Women

★★★★★
  • 9200 Pinecroft Dr 350

    Shenandoah, TX 77380

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  • 281-363-2426

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I used the Specialists for Women for my VBAC in 2007 (well I planned to, but ended up delivering at home). My OB was wonderful. She spent probably 45 minutes with me at my first appointment answering question after question. She was willing to be flexible on dates, as my charted ovulation date was about a week different than my LMP or ultrasound dates (this would be important for postdates options). She was a caring OB (one time we couldn't find the heartrate with a doppler and I think she was more worried than I was) and was willing to tell me where she stood on any issue. I respected her straightforward manner. She (successfully!) performed my external version (turned my baby from breech to vertex) and according to the nurses in the hospital is highly sought-after for this procedure. She was wonderful in the postpartum period as well and has been very supportive of me since in dealing with other issues. I also loved the office environment. I rarely saw her in scrubs, and instead of a hospital gown I got a terricloth robe on days I had to undress (especially nice since as everyone knows, offices in Houston generally feel like meat lockers due to a/c)! The staff also warmed the gel that goes on the ultrasound and other internal instruments, so it didn't make you tense up with the cold.

I am not sure how to determine if they are a good deal; I know they negotiated with my insurance company and I was not billed any extra for their services. So I would say from what I saw they billed honestly and at the negotiated rates.

I would definitely recommend them to any woman wanting to birth in a hospital setting. This OB is probably one of the most natural-birth supportive OBs in the Houston area (from conversations with her and with many mothers). Her protocols are mother/baby friendly within the bounds of what ACOG will allow. However, many of her patients that aren't worried about a natural birth like her as well..overall, I'd say she's an OB that will LISTEN and do what you want as long as it's healthy, ethical, and safe.

As with any care provider, the tips I would give include thoroughly interviewing any care provider, as it is so important to choose a care provider whose philosophies match yours. If you're interested in a VBAC she does them (she's very VBAC supportive) but currently the backup does not (although she is actively working to rectify this situation), so there is a 50/50 chance you might go in and have the c/section doctor. At the time I was pregnant, all the doctors in the practice did them...and based on the people I've known that VBAC'd with this practice since then, they have lucked in and this has not ended up being an issue (although there was stress around it as the dates approached). As with any OB, be sure you know what the hospital will and will not allow as well, and be sure you're ok with standard hospital protocol, as this can sometimes be difficult to work around even with a supportive OB.

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I used the Specialists for Women for my VBAC in 2007 (well I planned to, but ended up delivering at home). My OB was wonderful. She spent probably 45 minutes with me at my first appointment answering question after question. She was willing to be flexible on dates, as my charted ovulation date was about a week different than my LMP or ultrasound dates (this would be important for postdates options). She was a caring OB (one time we couldn't find the heartrate with a doppler and I think she was more worried than I was) and was willing to tell me where she stood on any issue. I respected her straightforward manner. She (successfully!) performed my external version (turned my baby from breech to vertex) and according to the nurses in the hospital is highly sought-after for this procedure. She was wonderful in the postpartum period as well and has been very supportive of me since in dealing with other issues. I also loved the office environment. I rarely saw her in scrubs, and instead of a hospital gown I got a terricloth robe on days I had to undress (especially nice since as everyone knows, offices in Houston generally feel like meat lockers due to a/c)! The staff also warmed the gel that goes on the ultrasound and other internal instruments, so it didn't make you tense up with the cold.

I am not sure how to determine if they are a good deal; I know they negotiated with my insurance company and I was not billed any extra for their services. So I would say from what I saw they billed honestly and at the negotiated rates.

I would definitely recommend them to any woman wanting to birth in a hospital setting. This OB is probably one of the most natural-birth supportive OBs in the Houston area (from conversations with her and with many mothers). Her protocols are mother/baby friendly within the bounds of what ACOG will allow. However, many of her patients that aren't worried about a natural birth like her as well..overall, I'd say she's an OB that will LISTEN and do what you want as long as it's healthy, ethical, and safe.

As with any care provider, the tips I would give include thoroughly interviewing any care provider, as it is so important to choose a care provider whose philosophies match yours. If you're interested in a VBAC she does them (she's very VBAC supportive) but currently the backup does not (although she is actively working to rectify this situation), so there is a 50/50 chance you might go in and have the c/section doctor. At the time I was pregnant, all the doctors in the practice did them...and based on the people I've known that VBAC'd with this practice since then, they have lucked in and this has not ended up being an issue (although there was stress around it as the dates approached). As with any OB, be sure you know what the hospital will and will not allow as well, and be sure you're ok with standard hospital protocol, as this can sometimes be difficult to work around even with a supportive OB.

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