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Questions To Ask My Midwife?

We are going to our first consultation with our midwife tomarrow and I was wondering if anyone had any questions that they think might be important to ask? Would love to hear anything and everything, just want to make sure I have all my bases covered before commiting.

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ethans_momma06

Asked by ethans_momma06 at 1:32 PM on Nov. 30, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • home or hospital midwife? i guess either way i would ask mostly about birth :) i just had my first appt with my hospital midwife and i asked about whether i would be allowed to labor without an IV, in the tub, without continuous EFM. i also asked her about my prenatal vitamins, my weight, etc. gl!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Also ask her, if you do want to request it at some point, what is her take on epidurals(not sure if you are looking to have one.) Ask about what OTC meds and what homeopathic herbs you can safely take and should stay away from. Lots of luck!
    mom2BOYZnDad

    Answer by mom2BOYZnDad at 1:42 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Ask what doctor will be called in if there is a problem.
    justluvinmyson

    Answer by justluvinmyson at 1:46 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • What is her thoughts on birth? (This should be very hands off, natural, etc)
    What does she think of epsiotomies?
    When does she cut the cord?
    What will she do if labor doesn't follow a predicable pattern or if dilation isn't 1cm an hour?
    Does she encourage nutritional counseling?
    What is her transfer rate?
    reflect1light

    Answer by reflect1light at 2:04 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

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