OBs, Midwives, & Gynecology Practices


Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing an OB/GYN who is Right for You

  1. Birth plan. Do you want to try for a VBAC, a water birth, or other natural birthing options? It is important to choose a provider who will work with you regarding any specific requests you may have.
  2. Hospital affiliation. If it is important to you that you deliver at a specific hospital, you will want to make sure the provider you choose will deliver there.
  3. Practice size and other details. Do you want a female physician? Is having multiple locations important to you? Do you prefer a small practice? All of these details impact which OB/GYN is a good fit for you.
  4. Insurance and/or out of pocket cost. Of course, you should try to find a provider who accepts your insurance, but exploring billing practices and cost is important, especially if you don’t have maternity insurance.
  5. Comfort. In the end, it is important that you choose a provider and a practice who “feel” right to you. A bedside manner that works for you and the ability to make you feel well cared for is probably the most important detail of all.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Houser & Dr. Mittlestead.

Dayton mamas rave about the midwives.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Patel.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Rose.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Alter.

Dayton mamas rave about Jill Goff, CNP.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Egbert.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Clark and the midwives.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Reina & Dr. Hilkowitz.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Guy, Dr. Crouch, & Andrea Carr, CNM.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Imbody, Dr. Wood, & Dr. Thesing. The NPs got a shout out as well.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Sharp.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Banais.

Dayton mamas rave about Dr. Jackson.


  1. I would like to personally recommend Women’s Health Specialists And Midwives Of Dayton, mentioned above. I used their practice with both of my pregnancies. Every member of their staff doctors, midwives, nurses, receptionists, with the exception of one midwife (Lisa Mix)are outstanding! They never seem rushed, are always empathetic and compassionate. I especially recommend Dr Crouch.

  2. I caution on Oak Creek. I think this WAS true (as I initially went there due to rave reviews), but the practice, in my opinion, has become too saturated. If you get to see Dr. Patel or Little, it is rare and they are now very late / behind and have to rush your appointment. I also think they are having difficulty organizing clients in their front office. While I loved our ultrasound tech and appreciated Robin Fleet for helping me with several issues over the years, this practice has not maintained what made it great. I was a patient for 10 years and left for Women’s Health Specialists halfway through my first pregnancy (in October of 2017). I hope they will make some changes to go back to what they previously provided…because it absolutely was a stellar practice back in the day! I’d like to rave on Neva at the Women’s Health Specialists of Dayton practice (who I feel is very relatable and listens to her patients), as well as Melissa (who delivered our little guy and was exactly all the things I needed in that room!).

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