How to choose an obstetrician

OB-GYN Shamsah Amersi, MD, shares advice on how to choose the right obstetrician for you during a pregnancy and the important factors to consider when considering a potential OB
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How to choose an obstetrician

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Picking an obstetrician is extremely important because this is a very special time in the life of you and your partner. The most important quality is to find somebody that you are very comfortable with. Somebody that you can talk to, hears your concerns, and who knows what your wishes are. You want to find somebody who is able to answer all of your questions, and also fits into the needs that you have. If you desire a natural childbirth, does that doctor support natural childbirth or working with doulas? If you are a high-risk patient, you also need to seek out the help of a perinatologist, or something who works with the high-risk doctor. Finding a place where you will deliver is also important, so you do need to find out where your doctor has privileges at. Most importantly, you want somebody who is there for you, that will hold your hand and have fun with, and for you to feel absolutely safe and trusting; not just for the life of yourself, but also, with the new baby.

OB-GYN Shamsah Amersi, MD, shares advice on how to choose the right obstetrician for you during a pregnancy and the important factors to consider when considering a potential OB

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Shamsah Amersi, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shamsah Amersi, MD is a preeminent Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa membership. At the prestigious, UC San Francisco medical school, Dr. Amersi graduated with top honors, and was recognized as a distinguished member of alpha omega alpha, an honor society for the top 5% of all medical doctors.

Dr. Amersi has received numerous professional and academic awards, including the University of California Distinguished Scholar Award for four consecutive years, an endowed merit scholarship, and the UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award for four consecutive years. Through her private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Amersi is the personal physician to several Hollywood A-list celebrities. Dr. Amersi has been in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist for over ten years. She specializes in natural child birth, offers VBACs to her patients, and focuses on natural conservative treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her favorite part of her job is delivering babies and sharing this intimate journey with her patients. She provides comprehensive compassionate care for all phases of a woman's life from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interest in female sexuality, libido and the effects of childbirth on pelvic prolapse has led to Dr. Amersi's renowned expertise in these fields. She performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pelvic prolapse and vaginal relaxation.

 

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