I want to share my experience with this doctor Dr. Swaeng and it was awful, I ended up changing my doc after 3 visits. I got him as my doc, because I wanted to deliver at the Saint Francis and they deliver there. It's a group of doctors and I got him, I don't know how the others are. I don't like him at all.
He works in the Colonial Heights area one,
At my first visit I was 10 weeks or so, he told me to get induces, because I deliver to fast on my first child. I told him I don't want to get induces or take any medications, if I don't have to. I thought it was akward, since I still have like 7 months to go and he is talking about inducing me on my first visit. My first delivery was fine it was 2hrs long, without any complications, that I was released the following day. It was my first pregnancy, so I didn't know I was in labour my pain tolerance is pretty high I guess. Now I know how it feels like and I'll be ready. So why should I get induced.
I started to have dental problems, so I called my doctors office to inform myself, if its okay for me to go to the dentist, the nurse I talked to told me that I am not allowed to use certain local anesthetic, while being pregnant. But my dentist requested a permission slips, so I requested one from my doctor. He gave me one, saying that it's okay for me to use local anesthetic, without any restriction, this made me not comfortable, so I never went to the dentist.
On my second visit (14 weeks), he was talking about aminocenthesis, I didn't get my AFP screening yet. He just check the size of my belly and the babys heartbeat. He said everything was fine, but he wanted for me to go to a specialist. I went to the specialist he did an accurate Ultrasound and he said baby was fine.
Couple days ago I received a call from him, that my AFP screening, showed that I am positive for DS. He wanted to see us in his office, to show us the results. He pointed out a number saying 1 : 242 and he said it's supposed to be 1: 270. So I ask him what it exactly means, since the numbers doesn't tell me much, his reply was well you learned math in school didn't you so you can calculate this. Okay.
Then he says, he recommends me to do the aminocenthesis, which he have been mentioning a couple of times and I said no, aware of the infections and miscarriage that comes with it. His reply was, yeah if you don't mind having a down syndrom baby, then he said, so you want to keep your next appointment with me. So I change him. I know Pregnant woman are more emotional, but this doctor, doesn't know how to deal with them. I didn't feel like he was listening to me, I felt like he was just up for the money, with doing all those extra procedures. I would not recommend this doctor at all. Since his last name was to hard to pronounce they call him by his first name Dr. Swaeng.
I would def. not recommend this Dr.
Also I heard from a nurse, that most doctors that work in that office love to do C-sections, because it can be done in a timely manner, not like in a natural delivery. They earn more too.