Dr. Alshalabi is absolutely the best in the business of OBGYN. He was part of two of my pregnancies and deliveries of my babies and he did a fantastic job through the whole process. He is not only committed to his profession but he goes out of his way for his patients. In my first pregnancy, I was concerned I would get a doctor that is on call at the hospital instead of Dr. Alshalabi; he was aware of my concern and he made sure that even if he was not on the schedule he would make himself available. Although I know he cannot do that in every case for every patient, I appreciated that he was concerned at the level of my anxiety and came in to deliver my baby. I was one of those who was beyond frightened my whole life of the idea of birthing a whole baby out of my body. Furthermore, in my pregnancy journey, I had a very hard time with morning sickness, throw up, spitting, heart burn, and all kinds of things that piled on the entire 9 months. He was able to help me cope with each symptom as I experienced them. However, the greatest thing I love about Dr. Alshalabi is his level of knowledge and the time he spends to educate his patient. In my first and second pregnancy, I went for delivery confident and knowing all the options I had for all the various scenarios that could happen. His willingness to answer every question I had (trust me I had a lot of questions on every visit) made the difference for me.
My deliveries were much easier as I was able to make my own decisions on what was best for me and my baby. He was not just my doctor but a real partner in my journey who empowered me to make good decisions - he also took time to educate my husband and my mother of all the options. He was also able to navigate not such great news or prepare you for tough situations you may face. When I was over due by 10 days with my last baby, he continued to monitor me and emphasize what his concerns were to go any longer. Although, he insisted on an earlier delivery, he did allow me to until the cutoff date he gave me. When I wanted to go pass the cutoff date, he explained from his professional experience why it was critical we did not go pas the cutoff date he gave. Although we did not agree, he did everything he could to help me go into labor because he wanted to make sure at the end of the day I delivered a healthy baby in safest manner.
He delivered both our babies successfully with one who had umbilical cord around her neck - he caught it and cut the cord before it was an issue. If you want an OBGYN that cares about his patience, is a SME in his field, and is trustworthy to do what is best for you and baby, go with Dr. Alshalabi!