Birth Plans & Preferences
Hand in hand with your communication style is the criteria for accepting preferences and birth plans.
Whether a particular obstetrician can work with their preference for birth (eg, vaginal after caesarean, water birth, etc), or what a prospective obstetrician thinks about particular procedures like inductions, caesareans, epidurals, or forcep delivery, can all be deciding factors for a patient.
Be sure of your own opinions in these areas and be confident in explaining your preferences or recommendations (with reasoning) to any prospective new parent that might have questions. With new information, and an obstetrician who cares about the right birth plan for them, patients are more likely to be flexible and understanding of your recommendations for their journey.