My main concern: That I will make the wrong choice in birthing my child.
I have been going to an OB since the beginning and read reviews on the staff that all seem great. They do have a midwife, which is what I wanted because I had heard so many great things about using a midwife vs OB. BUT I have been unable to get an appointment with her until next month, I am now 26 weeks. My problem with this office is that its more of a group setting where you are not an individual patient of a particular Dr. but rather a patient of the practice in general. Therefore, you can request your preference, however, there is no guarantee the person have chosen will be available on the day of delivery, as it is difficult to predict when you will go into labor.
I don't have the option of doing a home birth and the area I live in is pretty small so there aren't any natural birthing centers. That being said, the hospital that is affiliated with my OB has a birthing center inside, and all moms have private suites to make it more homey and less hospital like. I have a tour appointment next week. The OB I've been seeing is really nice and very experienced and I do like him. My fear with using an OB is just what I've seen in the documentary. That once I am there, I am stuck with doing everything they tell me because it is "for the good of the baby and me" but...how do I know it really IS for the best of my baby and me?! And so, let's say I go with the midwife and a complication arises and now I am using an OB anyway? I'm just really confused, scared and feel totally alone. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:46 PM