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Old 08-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #10
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Re: A vent of sorts, also need opinions home birth vs unassisted vs hospital

If it were me I'd just use the MW you used with previous baby. I know 2 hours is a long way, but I'd rather get care from the birth provider then to use a OB, which is totally differnet care, and then switch at the very end. You could ask the MW if she's willing to come to your house some, many are.

I would not do your own prenatal care unless you are skilled in it. Assessing the baby is not really something you just learn from books. It takes time and hands on experience with learning the positions the baby is in, and doing that correctly. Also many of my clients can't get the fetoscope in the right place, and if they use a doppler they often pick up the placenta instead.
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