Info about Midwives

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Registered: 04-22-2006
Info about Midwives
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Wed, 05-19-2010 - 3:51pm

Hi all! I know many of us have or will be using a midwife for our care. My SIL also wants a midwife, but her husband is totally not on board. She asked me for some advice on what she could tell him to change his mind (or at least go to a consultation with her).

I feel for her, because I know my DH wasn't totally on board with the midwife thing at first. But, once I gave him more information, and we met with the midwife, he now feels really comfortable with it and thinks it's the best way to go.

I told her about the Business of Being Born movie, and the Your Best Birth book - is there anything else that you think might help her cause?

TIA!





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Registered: 05-11-2010
Wed, 05-19-2010 - 4:47pm

If she can get her DH to watch the BOBB, idk what would convince him, if that wouldn't! But the incidence of maternal and infant complications is less with a midwife, and personally I like that the appointments are longer, we have a chance to talk about anything and everything that I am feeling, no just the "medical side" of things. I also like the approach that birth is natural, your body will do what it is supposed to do, etc.

Good luck to your SIL!

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Wed, 05-19-2010 - 6:16pm

If you BIL and

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Wed, 05-19-2010 - 11:13pm

Hi Alyssa,


My DH wasn't crazy at first about us using a MW, esp. a homebirth MW, but once we switched to the hospital MW when I was 31 weeks, he was much much happier. (I

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Registered: 04-22-2006
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 12:00pm
Thanks everyone! This is all fantastic information! I have passed it all on to her. The good news is that she was able to get a copy of BOBB and they watched it last night - and it sounds like her DH is more on board with it!




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Registered: 05-11-2010
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 4:46pm
I knew it! That movie is so convincing. My Mom and sisters (I don't know about my Dad) apparently watched it last night, too! :-D
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