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Cast Your Vote:

    • Natural, didn't tear. -- Votes: 7
    • Natural, did tear. -- Votes: 12
    • Epidural, didn't tear. -- Votes: 15
    • Epidural, did tear. -- Votes: 21
    • I had a c-section. -- Votes: 14
Mrs. Conan O'Brien Due April 28; 2 kids; Colorado 21081 posts
Nov 28th '12

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justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting kthx.:" Don't you have to pay out of pocket for a midwife? I'll have my own insurance... but I can't afford to pay out of pocket for all that :oops:"


My insurance covers it - but you pay up front & then get reimbursed.



I couldn't have a MW before because we didn't have one in the area. Effective this year we have one now & so if I have #3 I will do a homebirth. YAY! I already checked with my insurance & had an interview with her...and Dh still hasn't even agreed to TTC. 8) I am just so dang happy to have the CHOICE I can't tell you. :D

Hy'ska 2 kids; Your mom, WA, United States 50865 posts
Nov 28th '12

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justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Nov 28th '12
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kthx. 1 child; Harrison, OH, United States 69816 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting justanothamotha:" My insurance covers it - but you pay up front & then get reimbursed. I couldn't have a MW before ... [snip!] ... interview with her...and Dh still hasn't even agreed to TTC. 8) I am just so dang happy to have the CHOICE I can't tell you. :D"


Aw yay :D Unfortunately, I won't ever have a home birth :lol: Personal preference. But it'd be nice to have someone delivering the baby who actually cares (not saying not all doctors care... but I know MW's take a little more time getting to know the woman).

Hy'ska 2 kids; Your mom, WA, United States 50865 posts
Nov 28th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I'd like to say she helped me - but I did eveything I knew to do & had just as long a labor with ... [snip!] ... ridiculous rate....like one time I went 12 hrs & only got 1cm. :( I push fast though. I guess I have that going for me."</blockquote>




I'm a "silent dilater" I dilate quickly and can walk around 4-5cm none the wiser. I have a jacked up uterus shape I think that might be a contributing factor.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien Due April 28; 2 kids; Colorado 21081 posts
Nov 28th '12

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justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I'd like to say she helped me - but I ... [snip!] ... quickly and can walk around 4-5cm none the wiser. I have a jacked up uterus shape I think that might be a contributing factor."

Okay - an example. I KNOW "Fear" has nothing to do with slowing labor for me. With #1 I went to the Dr after being awake for 24 hrs (too much pain to sleep) telling him I thought I slipped a disc because my back was killing me & I couldn't take it. He checked me, said I was at a 2 & to try to relax, labor should be coming soon & there is nothing they can do for back issues until baby is out. So I cried & went home telling Dh I wasn't going to make it - how would I live. 24hrs later I think ah-hah - maybe it's labor. So I got the hospital, they put me on machines, my contractions are less than 2 mins apart -- YAY! I think wow - I will be pushing soon! Right? So she checks me right away...and says (with enthusiasm because she knows no better) "OMG you are already at a 3." I seriously almost kicked her in the face. My 1st was born the NEXT day. GAH. For #2 - repeat all of that except I knew I was in labor...and kept going HOME & going back to be checked & LEAVING. When I went back the last time I as just there to push & he was out 11 mins after arrival. I love that on paper I had my son 11 mins after arrival. It sounds much better than I was there with contractions 90 seconds apart TWO days before THAT occurred & labor didn't stall - I just didn't progress. :P I have to admit I was very disappointed when it went so slow with #2 because I had myself convinced it wouldn't. LOL Now if there is #3 I will just expect 3 days & plan accordingly - I think that only makes sense.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting kthx.:" Aw yay :D Unfortunately, I won't ever have a home birth :lol: Personal preference. But it'd be nice ... [snip!] ... baby who actually cares (not saying not all doctors care... but I know MW's take a little more time getting to know the woman)."


There are birth centers that have midwives & are hospital affiliated but not on hospital grounds. Some of them can bill insurance, most still require you to pay & then submit your own claim for insurance payments though. You'd really have to check into what is in your area.

kthx. 1 child; Harrison, OH, United States 69816 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting justanothamotha:" There are birth centers that have midwives & are hospital affiliated but not on hospital grounds. ... [snip!] ... to pay & then submit your own claim for insurance payments though. You'd really have to check into what is in your area."


Boooo. I'll just have to look into it.

kthx. 1 child; Harrison, OH, United States 69816 posts
Nov 28th '12

Well I found a midwife center, and they deliver babies at one of the hospitals in Cincinnati. It's a good hospital, too.



http://www.trihealth.com/hospitals-and-practices/trihealth-nurse-midwives/services/



I'll have to call once I do become pregnant and talk to them about the insurance and stuff.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
Nov 28th '12

No episiotomy option!
They cut my poor vagina both times. To prevent tearing, I suppose.



But I think your baby will just ninja roll out :wink: :lol: <3

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Nov 28th '12

Quoting kthx.:" Well I found a midwife center, and they deliver babies at one of the hospitals in Cincinnati. It's a ... [snip!] ... I'll have to call once I do become pregnant and talk to them about the insurance and stuff."

Feel free to call them now. I have already interviewed my midwife & I am not even sure there will be TTC again. LOL She didn't mind one bit & though ti twas great that I was shopping around. ;)

Lara +2 Due August 17; 2 kids; Wasilla, Alaska 7743 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting kthx.:" Did you do massages or any prepping?"


My doc did

Cap'n Obvious 65 kids; Benton, Kentucky 1330 posts
Nov 28th '12

I had an epi and only had two stitches (one on top and one on bottom). My tear healed quickly and didn't hurt at all after the epi wore off. I'm pretty lucky I didn't tear more. My mom had 11 stitches with my sister (her last). She tore like this (X). I couldn't imagine tearing like that!