I switched to Dr. Blackham during my third trimester. It was my second pregnancy and I'd had a poor birthing experience with my first. I'd heard that Dr. Blackham actually attempted to prevent tearing and episiotomies, unlike most OBs these days. Since I'd had a level 4 episiotomy with my first baby (different OB), I was very apprehensive about delivering my second baby. Dr. Blackham was AWESOME during delivery. He was supportive of my desire for a natural birth and with his support, I was successful! I delivered an almost 9 pound baby and Dr. Blackham didn't have to cut me like my previous doctor since Dr. Blackham actually helped me to not tear and stretch out for delivery. I wouldn't trust any other OB to ever deliver my future babies except Dr. Blackham. He is kind, patient, thoughtful and actually cares about his patients. When you call the office with a question, Dr. Blackham calls back, not a nurse. I love that! He also gives you his pager number during your last few weeks of pregnancy. Most doctors do not do that! And he is more likely to actually be there to deliver your baby, unlike other OBs. Dr. Blackham is the best and I only wish I had gone to him for my first baby! Following my first baby's birth, my previous OB called to check on me a total of zero times and visited me in the hospital a total of zero times. Dr. Blackham stopped by my room a couple of times after my baby was born and called me a couple of times as well. The best part is that he gets out his guitar after your baby is born and sings you and your baby some songs. He goes the extra mile and loves his patients. I love, love, love Dr. Blackham!