*This is a repost. I didn't word it right the last time.*
Im 39 weeks pregnant, and just found out my OB is going out of town. He has someone on call for him, but its someone that I have never met before, and Im truly not comfortable with that. Im thinking about finding a midwife, but I have a few questions.
1) Can I switch to a midwife at 39 weeks?
2) How is a midwife different than an OB?
3) Will a midwife follow my birthplan?
For example (these are just a few things.) : I want little to no pain meds, I refuse the use of forceps, but I am ok with vaccuum extraction, I want my fiance to be as involved as possible, I want the baby to be placed immediatly on my chest after birth (obviously if there are medical complications that requires otherwise, I understand), I don't want the baby to be give formula, and we want dad to be there during his circumcision.
Thanks for your advice ladies.
Answer by doulala at 3:52 PM on Oct. 11, 2009
Answer by Nathskitten at 4:00 PM on Oct. 11, 2009
Answer by jeanclaudia at 4:35 PM on Oct. 11, 2009
Answer by Freela at 5:11 PM on Oct. 11, 2009