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Abunchofus 06-18-2006 04:34 PM

Help - I need to make a list of ?'s to ask prospective midwives
 
Hey ladies - we are going this week to talk to several prospective midwives. Will you ladies please help me compile a list of ?'s to ask them.

Here is what I have so far.

1. What is their fee & lab fees (approx).
2. How often do they like visits - monthly to what point and how often after that?
3. If there is more than 1 midwife in the group do they rotate like Dr.'s do or do they assign a midwife per client?
4. Will they wait to clamp the cord for a few minutes at least?

I know there are others but I can't think of any right now - help!

bethanyjoy 06-18-2006 05:00 PM

Re: Help - I need to make a list of ?'s to ask prospective midwives
 
I would ask a few "open" questions as well, try to get an idea of their opinion on things.

"What prenatal screening tests would you recommend, if any, and why?"

"What do you feel your role in the birth process is?"

"What if I have to be transfered to an OB in case of complications -- what would your role be?"

Most midwives should be prepared with some written material for you already; my first visit to the midwives I walked out the door with a BOOK they compiled of info for their clients...gotta love a midwife!

Mostly, go with your GUT reaction. You should feel comfortable with them, feel that they are trustworthy, and feel like you can ask them anything/disagree with them without worrying of their reaction.

OMG, I miss my MW!!!! :cry: They are wonderful, truly. All the best in your search...hope you find one you love!

Abunchofus 06-18-2006 05:51 PM

Re: Help - I need to make a list of ?'s to ask prospective midwives
 
Thanks Bethany! We have 3 interviews set up for Thursday - 2 are with individual midwives and the other is with a group of 3 midwives. There is one other we want to meet (I know her from online but never met her face to face). I am really hoping to go with her even though she is the farthest away I sort of already know her from being in a quiverful group with her.


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