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 Post subject: Using a midwife.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:04 pm 
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I am pregnant with my 8th child. I would like to use a midwife this time. I have used an OB/GYN for the others and have done just fine. Does anyone have any experience with this. Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 6:43 pm 
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I used a midwife with my second child. It is a major difference they are with you the whole time. They are real supportive. But I chose to use a doctor this time. Because the doctor that is going to deliver me reminds me of a midwife. So good luck. Also a midwife believes in a natural birth. She helped me in having my second one naturally. Keep us posted.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 10:21 pm 
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My bf's sister and a friend of my mother's have used a midwife and they absolutely LOVE than. I was going to use one but there was a waiting list! They are apparently alot more open about your results and explain more in depth what everything means. They spend more one on one time with you talking about anything you want to know or should know. From what I have heard about them I would reccomend using one. Happy holidays!


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I used a midwife with my baby and she was FABULOUS!! A midwife not only focuses on you but will also believe and trust that you know your own body. For instance, if you said "I feel like I need to push!" A midewife wouldn't say "Oh, I don't think you're ready."She would check you and go from there. They are very much into the letting everything progress naturally and going with what you feel. And they are so supportive and encouraging. I HIGHLY recommend them. :):):) Also, they are very well trained in what they do. They have more training in the actual labor/birth process than doctors.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:34 am 
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I used a midwife with both of my children and I absolutely loved them they were great and it is a very one on one experience.


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 Post subject: MIDWIFE OR DOC
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 6:44 pm 
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:D WELL IN UK WE ONLY USE MIDWIVES LESS A DOCTOR IS NEEDED DUE TO PROBLEMS....so i have had 5 children and i am preg now with no 6, woo hoo!!!
I would not know what it is like to have no midwife at the birth as that is what is always going on here....but i would say that if i had a choice i would still go with the midwife as they are there for the main purpose of being with mothers giving birth and so are more sensitive to your needs and how to deal with you in your birthing moments......so to speak!

It is interesting as in the UK as soon as you find out your preg you get passed over to the midwife and never see the doctor again for pregnancy reasons, if you even saw the doc in the first place!!!!

I supose its a matter of who you feel comfortable with more than any thing else.

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 Post subject: Re: MIDWIFE OR DOC
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:52 am 
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kizzymagpie wrote:
:D WELL IN UK WE ONLY USE MIDWIVES LESS A DOCTOR IS NEEDED DUE TO PROBLEMS


thats the same as here (New Zealand), except in the town i live in, we can still see our doctor up untill 12weeks, then we dont see the doc again untill baby is born and needs to see a doctor, if there is a problem during pregnancy or labour a specialist comes in and goes from there.
you dont have to see a midwife here and in some of the bigger cities you can just see your doctor, but in my opinion my midwife is lovely, you can ask them anything and if they dont know they can find out for you, this is my first pregnancy but everyonw i know has had a midwife. my mum did and my aunty is one. if i have another ill have a midwife again in a heartbeat


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:15 pm 
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I am using a midwife service that is at the hospital. It's comforting to know that I'm a step away from the doctor's in case of complications. Of course I'm a nervous newbie to motherhood and even more so because just about everyone I know had IV's and monitors and epidurals with thier babies.
I'm also told by my midwives if I really really can't handle the pain, they will walk me to the birthing rooms in the hospital and they won't leave me. That's nice.:)


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