I know when you read the title of this post the first thought that came to your mind more than likely was that I am excited that I"m pregnant again. NOPE! That's not the case YET! I'm happy to say that I'm finally making the steps towards switching myself from having a "regular" obgyn to a midwife who does obgyn type stuff. FINALLY! I made the appointment for doing a meet and greet for a midwife! I'm so excited that I actually have the option open to me to go with someone who is more on my level of care that I want for prepregnancy care leading up to when I get pregnant again. Well, I'm sure that you get the idea.
Just a little back story that when I got pregnant with my son I chose to go with a regular obgyn, have a hospital birth and go through the whole shabang of the epidural, being induced etc. At the time that I had that doctor I liked but didn't love his level of care. He was by no means a bad doctor or anything. He was actually the opposite. He was caring and compassionate, listen to my concerns and questions but most importantly made sure that everything was ok with my baby even when there was a little bit of panic due to him not realizing that my son had dropped at 32 weeks, measured small due to him dropping, did an ultrasound to check fluid and such. Everything turned out just fine even though I had gestational diabetes during the pregnancy and I had started with Braxton Hicks contractions at 32 weeks. The only issue that my husband and I had with him was that he wasn't very good with communication in deciding at what point he was going to take baby at if at all. At first he said that if I dont' have baby by 38 weeks he was going to induce me. Well, he suddenly decided not to and kept trying to push me to 40+ weeks. In 20/20 hindesite I now understand why he wanted to push me out that far after learning that even when mom is 40 weeks baby is only at 38 or 39 weeks. (Please correct me if I have that wrong)Granted witih all of that there was some reisitance that came from me that I just wanted baby out, I was getting huge (or I felt like I was a beached whale) and I was ready for baby to be here. (I will post a picture at the end of this post so you can see how big I really was/wasn't with my son)
I was just wondering if there are any of you out there who have the same option as I do to have a midwife who also does obgyn type work but goes with the natural wholeisitic way of things yet you give birth in a hospital with the same options open to you as being in a birthing center yet your insurance pays for it. If you do then would you care to share your experience? I would love to hear some stories of other ladies experiences. Thanks!
Me at 38 weeks...from the side
Me at 38 weeks from the front