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Old 05-03-2006, 06:49 PM   #21
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Re: Midwife or OB?

OB- first time & never again!
Midwife- second time & for all future babies!

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Old 05-03-2006, 07:07 PM   #22
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For my first baby I'm going the OB route--even way out here in the country I've found a doc that really is supportive of my demands--although when I first told him we're going to CD he kind of just shook his head (he's originally from San Diego.. I'm originally from San Francisco... how we both landed up out here in the Blue Ridge Moutains of VIrginia STILL makes us laugh). I think it's all about finding someone you're comfortable with. The only MW I know around here also runs a vegetarian resturaunt--it's my favorite food around--so I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around her helping me with my baby when really it's her Spicy Fried Noodles I love... hmph.

I am totally not against a midwife though--hopefully when we get out of the boondocks (some folks got some CRAZY ideas around here about what is acceptable for "birthin'" and "rearin'" children...) I'll be able to find a good MW for our other children..
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:02 AM   #23
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OB with the first, ob with all future, but I have pregnancy complications so I need an ob for that, & those put me at higher risk for labor complications.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:06 AM   #24
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Re: Midwife or OB?

I had an OB with my son and a midwife this round! I wish I would have known about her the last time!
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:01 AM   #25
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I've used both an OB and a midwife for both of my kids. I'm diabetic so I have to have an OB around but my midwife does the actual delivery. I LOVED my midwife and OB for my son and plan to use them again for future children.
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Old 05-06-2006, 02:13 PM   #26
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Old 05-06-2006, 04:25 PM   #27
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ohhh, if I didn't have high risk pregnancies and need c-sections I would definately go midwife
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Old 05-06-2006, 04:27 PM   #28
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Not PG but I LOVED my midwife's group until we moved. I was so sad to leave them and the only ones to practice in the hospitals were med. doctors around here. i was slightly upset.
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Old 05-06-2006, 04:48 PM   #29
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Re: Midwife or OB?

Neither, LOL!

I had my first baby unassisted.


I have diabetes, hypothroid, a blood-clotting disorder, am obese and have PCOS, was infertile for 4 years and needed fertility treatment to conceive and maintain the pregnancy. During the pregnancy, i developed hyperemesis, lost 30 pounds, and my liver shut down around week 35 (obstetric cholestasis).

I was about as "high-risk" as they get.........
and I had a natural, uncomplicated delivery at home with just myself and my husband, and i am 100% sure that the ONLY reason I did, was because I did not let "them" interfere with me.

Birth WORKS, trust birth.
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Old 05-08-2006, 03:25 PM   #30
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Midwife. I would see a female OB,too, if I didn't plan on a homebirth, but they rarely come in all female practises and a man shoving his hands up my vagina, let alone deliver me! is just out of the question.

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