Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
crunchymom2b's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Springfield, MA
Posts: 5,412
My Mood:
had a great appointment finally!

After several crappy midwives at my practice I've been lucky enough to have the same wonderful midwife the past several appointments. DF and I both like her so much we asked if it would be possible to have her attend our birth, even if we had topay out of pocket for it. She was so flattered and happy! I really think we made her day Thankfully we don't have to do that, she said she'd be happy to "special" me as long as she was available, seeing as she has a 3 year old and her partner is in the medical field too. Luckily she is the oncall midwife more often than not so we have a good chance.

After that we got to talking about my birth plan and the hospitals policies. I liked my hospital well enough, but they've implemented some new policies that I love! They have birthing balls andyou can take them in the shower, they will NOT allow inductions before 41 weeks barring medical emergencies, they prefer to have you do skin to skin immediately following delivery, and they do not suction baby when their head comes out. Delayed clamping also will not be a problem! And this is at a high risk, level 3 NICU hospital!

I really want this birth to be better than my last. Not that Tommy's was bad, it just wasn't what I wanted. Hopefully having a supportive midwife and knowing what to expect in addition to some awesome policies will allow that to happen!



Alycia + Tom = 2 Labor Day babies! Tommy (9/09) + Vinny (9/12)
Under construction: unexpectedly expecting in 2015!
crunchymom2b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
Zoethink's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wheaton, MD
Posts: 519
Re: had a great appointment finally!

Yay! What a relief that must be!! I hope you have the birth of your dreams!
Kimberly, wife to Martin , Catholic, Waldorf, RIE inspired mama to Benjamin David(2-14-11) and Mariah Celeste(3/28/13) Trying everyday to love this world in the right way.
Zoethink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
loveramongstars's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 603
That's good news. I hope it all goes according to plan_

Sent from my Inspire. Hope everything makes sense!
*Bonita* - Loving, Converse Wearing, Hippie College Student,
Now Back in Texas
My Cheshire (Samson) Feb 2013

Lover Among Stars, a blog about my journey as a single mom with my little one.
loveramongstars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 11:18 PM   #4
Michelle_M's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Arlington, Tx
Posts: 15,899
My Mood:
Re: had a great appointment finally!

That all sounds awesome! Congrats!

God bless!
Christian wife to my hubby, mamma to three little men and a little lady!

Send a custom greeting card from Just Because Stationery!Because you don't need a reason to show you care. Caring is reason enough!!!
Michelle_M is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2018 VIX-WomensForum LLC. All Rights Reserved.