An obstetrician is the one who takes care of you before and during pregnancy. He will guide you all about the baby’s health. You will be visiting your obstetrician every two weeks or whenever you feel that you should seek some help. So, what actually happens is that your health will be monitored and the health of the baby will be monitored. Your obstetrician will tell you which medicines you should take and the exercise that you should do to keep the baby healthy. Now for choosing an obstetrician, you have got two options, the one is that you get public obstetrician, for which you don’t have to insure your health privately. Most of the times you will be seeing your obstetrician at the closest hospital in the area in which you live in. You will also be taken care by the doctors who are at the training to becoming obstetricians. These doctors will also be supervised by senior obstetrician. You would have no idea or you would not know who is going to deliver your baby as their shifts change day and night.
When you have public obstetrician then you might not know about the doctor who is going to deliver your baby. Because, the shift of the doctor changes and you would not be able to know which doctor will be there with you at the time of delivery as there could be an emergency and the doctor may have to go there or the obstetrician might have some personal issues so the person replacing the place will be unknown and cannot be guessed. The other option is you get a private obstetrician in Melbourne which will take of you before and after the pregnancy, you will be provided extra care and health tips. He will also be with you the whole time through the paging system, you can ask him or her whatever you want to know. In private you will be able to know who will be doing the delivery and you can also point out the doctor who you want to do the delivery. A private obstetrician would have an access to a limited number of hospitals and it is always better to ask which hospitals are in the panel of your obstetrician and then you can choose which hospital you would like to deliver your baby. In private you will always be in the sessions of what would happen at the time of delivery and what should you do after the delivery.