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Posted by on May. 6, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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Mid wife or obgyn?

I had an obgyn for both babies. I wasn't thrilled with them and my time with them.
We are ttc our third. I'm thinking about looking for a midwife this time. I know nothing about the differences, or what to expect. Or how to find a midwife, and questions to ask.
Help me?


Thoughts?
Preferences? Why?
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Twix.Leigh
by Member on May. 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM
Midwife! Much more personalized, they listen better, more helpful. Better information.
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MeTaL_MoMmA_08
by on May. 6, 2012 at 5:03 PM

ob/gyn! it's just me, but i associate midwife with at-home or water births and no pain medication. no thanks!

xxMissThingxx
by on May. 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM
That is what I want to try this time lol

I wanted to do water birth with my last 2 but the hospital didn't allow it.


Quoting MeTaL_MoMmA_08:

ob/gyn! it's just me, but i associate midwife with at-home or water births and no pain medication. no thanks!

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JacksMom1221
by on May. 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM
Check and make sure mid wives are allowed to practice in the state u live in. A lot of insurance companies won't recognize or pay mid wives. If your two previous births were uncomplicated and u want to try a midwife, go for it! Just take precautions so that if anything should go wrong u can get help quickly.
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OBImomma
by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM
I liked the midwife I saw for half of my first pregnancy. But I'm high risk so I have to see an OB.
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xxMissThingxx
by on May. 6, 2012 at 5:12 PM
Midwives can practice here, I'm sure of it.

What do you mean precautions?
Do midwives practice at hospitals? Or birthing centers?


Quoting JacksMom1221:

Check and make sure mid wives are allowed to practice in the state u live in. A lot of insurance companies won't recognize or pay mid wives. If your two previous births were uncomplicated and u want to try a midwife, go for it! Just take precautions so that if anything should go wrong u can get help quickly.
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MeTaL_MoMmA_08
by on May. 6, 2012 at 5:16 PM

i asked about a water birth when i had DD (more curiosity than anything) and the nurses @ the hospital told me they haaaaaaaaate doing them b/c it's pretty nasty & unsanitary (being in that water w/ bodily fluids, urine, etc. = gross)... and there's no way i'd do it w/o pain meds lol.

Quoting xxMissThingxx:

That is what I want to try this time lol

I wanted to do water birth with my last 2 but the hospital didn't allow it.


Quoting MeTaL_MoMmA_08:

ob/gyn! it's just me, but i associate midwife with at-home or water births and no pain medication. no thanks!


Courtney610
by Courtney on May. 6, 2012 at 5:16 PM
Midwife!
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ambermarie2006
by Amber on May. 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM
Midwife! My midwife delivery was the best
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thatonemomof2
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2012 at 5:19 PM
I loved my midwives they were amazing and really easy to talk to. I went to the same midwives with my two kids and would do it all again if I were to have a third kid.
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