The town I will deliver our child in has two hospitals but no birthing centers within an hour of us. I liked them both but I like one significantly more because there rooms are set up like birthing center rooms and they encourage mother’s to use “alternative methods” for comfort during pain and to have minimal monitoring to keep the mother moving during labor which lines up with EVERYTHING I’m wanting. I want to have as natural and free moving of a labor and birth as possible.
The problem is that there aren’t any midwifes that deliver at the hospital I would prefer to use. There are two midwives that deliver at the other hospital. I REALLY prefer to have a midwife.
What would you do in this case? Would you pick the hospital first and have to deal with having an OBGYN deliver you or would you pick the midwife and deal with the lesser hospital?
Which one are you supposed to choose first?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:20 AM on Jun. 5, 2010 in Pregnancy
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Answer by squish at 1:57 AM on Jun. 5, 2010
Maybe you could look for a laymidwife who would attend your hospital birth? Search online for midwives in your area and email and ask if they will attend your birth. OR/AND get a doula to attend your birth at the hospital you like and have a strict birth plan keeping unnecessary personnel out unless you want them there. Um, also, meet the OBs for the hospital you like and see if they are personally in-line with your birth ideas.
Answer by Bellarose0212 at 2:52 AM on Jun. 5, 2010