Finding someone who’s face you’re willing to let all up in your hoo-ha isn’t the easiest of tasks.
I hear horror stories all the time from women who don’t have a good relationship with their gynecologists, and actually hate going to see him/ her.
I hear things like, “She doesn’t listen to me” or “He doesn’t support my choices.” 🙅♀️
‼️ Remember, this is YOUR body, YOU are the only person who has to live in it, and therefor YOU have to be your biggest advocate.
I’ve compiled my best tips for finding a gyno:
⚡️Look for someone who values your opinion and is open to your views. – They don’t have to agree with you, but when you go to see your healthcare provider, they should listen and support your choices. You shouldn’t feel like you have to justify yourself and you certainly shouldn’t feel uncomfortable expressing yourself.
⚡️Find someone that feels good TO YOU – Just because your mom or your best friend goes to a certain doctor, doesn’t necessarily make him/ her the right doctor for you. Or maybe it does! Either way, go with your gut.
⚡️Consider your long term plans – An OBGYN is qualified to handle pregnancy and vaginal care, while a gynecologist only works with vaginal care. If you have plans to have kids, an OBGYN may be the way to go. 🤱
⚡️Do you trust them? – Your doctor can only go off of what you share with them. If you don’t feel comfortable being completely open with him/ her about your health, then you’re doing yourself a disservice. Work with a doctor that you can be open with.
⚡️Don’t give up if you don’t like the first doc you see – I know of a lot of women who had a less than great experience with an OBGYN and now refuse to go back. Don’t stress – it may take a minute to find someone. Gentle reminder: It often requires a couple tries to find the perfect therapist, dentist, and OBGYN.
What has your experience been with your vag doctor? What is your biggest tip for finding a doctor you love? Tell us in the comments! 👇🏼👇🏼
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.