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Did you have a midwife?

Posted by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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I am still years off but my end goal is to become a Nurse Midwife. That requires a Bachelors in Nursing, 2-4 years of Labor/Delivery work experience and then 15 month (ish) Masters program. 

Who here had a Nurse Midwife deliver their baby? 

What was your experience like? 

What would you do differently? 

Would you use a midwife again? 

**I am entering year 3 of my 4 year degree**

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Babymama7710
by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Yes and it was the worst out of all 3 I would never have one again

alexsmomaubrys2
by Emerald Member on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

BUMP!

alexsmomaubrys2
by Emerald Member on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM


Quoting Babymama7710:

Yes and it was the worst out of all 3 I would never have one again

Can you tell me why? 

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notjstanothrmom
by Ruby Member on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM
I had a nurse midwifr but I had a homebirth so much different than hospital births where most nurse midwives deliver.
alexsmomaubrys2
by Emerald Member on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM


Quoting notjstanothrmom:

I had a nurse midwifr but I had a homebirth so much different than hospital births where most nurse midwives deliver.

I want to do both. I had 2 hospital deliveries and they were HORRIBLE. That is when I decided I would be a midwife and help women make informed decisions, not bully them like my OB's did. 

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Goddesswillow
by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM

I haven't delivered yet, but i have a midwife, everything has been great so far, and i dont see how  I could have a bad birthing experince with them, they wont do anything i dont want so, the only thing that will suck is the pain but i already decided not to use any kind of pain killers

teddysmama09
by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM
I did for both. I loved my experience. I started with an ob and changed to a MW at 3 months. I saw a difference immediately, I was treated like a mother not a patient.

Without a MW both my children would have been c-sections.

notjstanothrmom
by Ruby Member on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM
That might be hard. My nurse midwives are very highly trained and have no hospital rights. It could be different in another state though.

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:


Quoting notjstanothrmom:

I had a nurse midwifr but I had a homebirth so much different than hospital births where most nurse midwives deliver.

I want to do both. I had 2 hospital deliveries and they were HORRIBLE. That is when I decided I would be a midwife and help women make informed decisions, not bully them like my OB's did. 

destiny3513
by Silver Member on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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I did. She was great. She took turns with the drs on call for the hospital delivering my son. The only thing I'd do differently would be to not get the epi. I would use a midwife again if not her specifically.
alexsmomaubrys2
by Emerald Member on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM


Quoting Goddesswillow:

I haven't delivered yet, but i have a midwife, everything has been great so far, and i dont see how  I could have a bad birthing experince with them, they wont do anything i dont want so, the only thing that will suck is the pain but i already decided not to use any kind of pain killers

I'm glad you have such confidence in them! Congrats on your upcoming baby!! 

Are you delivering at home, hospital or birthing center?

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