Out of curiosity, did you have a preference if your usual doctor is male or female? I have seen most of the doctors in my practice, they alternate call, so I have no guarantee who delivers me. But I prefer one doctor for most of my appointments- I really like him because his wife is going through her second pregnancy and he gives recommendations to me based on "Oh my wife is going through that, here is what I told her." The personal experience just makes me feel better, from prenatal vitamins, to heart burn remedies, to carpal tunnel- even though he isn't going through it himself, the most important person to him is.