Finally went to the midwife...annnnnndd....

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Registered: 11-04-2004
Finally went to the midwife...annnnnndd....
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 4:47pm

We absolutely love her and are planning a homebirth! She's been a midwife since 1970 and has seen just about everything dealing with childbirth. She also has full certifications/licensure, so she can order tests, ultrasounds, meds, abx, etc. just like a doc at the hospital. As a bonus, if I do have to transfer to the hospital (15 min away) she can go with me and has priveleges there, so I won't have to be one of those poor mamas that has to transfer and then is treated like crap for attempting a homebirth.

It's really the best situation for us and I am beyond thrilled :smileyvery-happy:

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Registered: 12-06-2011
Fri, 08-10-2012 - 7:39pm
I am so excited for you! Midwifes are awesome for more natural births. It's also really good to know that she'll be with you every step of the way no matter what.
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Registered: 04-30-2012
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 11:30am

YAYYYYY!! I'm so very excited for you!! :smileyvery-happy: I can't wait to hear about your birth experience! That's awesome that she has privileges at the hospital. It makes me sick to think how some women get treated poorly for attempting a homebirth when it is not successful. I would love to have a homebirth someday as well. . .I'm delivering this baby at a hospital with a midwife though. I'm so happy things have worked out for you! :smileyhappy: