07-29-2011, 09:01 AM
It looks like it's very likely we'll be hiring a midwife. I wanted a UC, my husband had agreed to having one back shortly before Hunter was born. However, he was starting to feel insecure about it and I compromised by agreeing to interview midwives and see if I could find one I felt could be hands off and that I could be comfortable with. We met with a midwife yesterday, it went well. She answered all my questions pretty much as I'd hoped. She went to midwifery school here in Texas, apprenticed under multiple midwives as well as a general physician who was originally from the Philippines, she also worked as a paramedic for a couple of years because she wanted to be familiar with how they would handle things in transfers and what-not. She's only called 911 once in 19 years, and since being in Houston (she originally lived about 2 hours from here) has never had to transfer. She's only had to risk out for precretta and triplets. She has no problem being completely hands off. She has experience with breeches, in any presentation, also twins are not a problem. VBACs she'll consider up to 3 sections, although she does want to thoroughly go over their records first. "Big" babies don't bother her, she said she had an 11 lb. 9 oz. baby arrive after only 3 hours, and on the other hand the hardest delivery she ever attended was a little 5 pounder. Doesn't bother her at all that I don't plan to have any ultrasounds, or that I want to use only a fetoscope, no doppler during the pregnancy. She says she rarely thinks there is a need for using a bulb syringe. It's also very likely that she'd allow my Doula to work as her assistant so I wouldn't have any unwanted additional people in attendance which is awesome! Overall I was rather happy with her, my husband liked her too. It looks like we'll probably be hiring her. I do wish I was going to get the UC I was promised, but I'm feeling pretty good about it all.