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Midwifery A&A's Mommy Due January 5; 1 child; Cartersville, Georgia 687 posts
13th Mar '13

How do you ladies feel about midwives??

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
13th Mar '13

I like them, I'd rather have a midwife than an OB but it's not an option here.

Mamakye_ Due October 19; 1 child; Australia 919 posts
13th Mar '13

For the most part; they're awesome!



Obviously there are going to be a few sour apples in the bunch, but that comes with every profession.



I love what they do and how much support they offer

A&A's Mommy Due January 5; 1 child; Cartersville, Georgia 687 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" I like them, I'd rather have a midwife than an OB but it's not an option here."</blockquote>




Really! What would you say the pros and cons are

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting *Lineman's Wife*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" I like them, I'd rather have a midwife ... [snip!] ... have a midwife than an OB but it's not an option here."</blockquote> Really! What would you say the pros and cons are"


Huge pro is that they're not surgeons, imo.

Fertile Myrtle +4 Due November 11; 3 kids; Charleston, South Carolina 17836 posts
13th Mar '13

I always see midwives for my prenatal appointments. Unfortunately, they are unable to deliver at the hospital.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3467 posts
13th Mar '13

compared to the OBs I've had in the past, I love my midwife. She's nice and way less intrusive. She delivers at the hosp so huge plus for what I wanted and like AP said- they're not surgeons. I'm going for a vba2c this time around and it was so hard to find an OB who was supportive/could do them in a hosp setting. I don't mind the extra travel time or having to get up so early bc I feel I get more one-on-one time than I ever did before.

A&A's Mommy Due January 5; 1 child; Cartersville, Georgia 687 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting DifferentDay:</b>" compared to the OBs I've had in the past, I love my midwife. She's nice and way less intrusive. She delivers ... [snip!] ... I don't mind the extra travel time or having to get up so early bc I feel I get more one-on-one time than I ever did before."</blockquote>




Who do you use in Tennessee or what part of Tennessee I'm about 40min from Chattanooga...

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3467 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting *Lineman's Wife*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting DifferentDay:</b>" compared to the OBs I've had in the past, ... [snip!] ... did before."</blockquote> Who do you use in Tennessee or what part of Tennessee I'm about 40min from Chattanooga..."

I'm in Crossville, but travel to Knoxville for my appts. It's in the Tennova hosp aka St. Mary's. Now it's Physician's Regional or Dr. Leanard Brabson's office. He is more for consultation or high risk so it's mostly run by the midwives. You can go here: http://ican-online.org/ look up your city or close by city and see if they have a FB group you can join. My chapter has midwives and doulas on the FB group page so I always pick their brains. I joined and asked for recommendations, references and who delivers where. Best of luck to you!!

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
13th Mar '13

There are good midwives and there are bad midwives. Same with OB/Gyns. Don't let the name fool you..

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting *Lineman's Wife*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting DifferentDay:</b>" compared to the OBs I've had in the past, ... [snip!] ... did before."</blockquote> Who do you use in Tennessee or what part of Tennessee I'm about 40min from Chattanooga..."



You should look into the farm midwives if you're in TN.

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3624 posts
13th Mar '13

I have used a midwife ( cpm) with all three of my kids and I'm going to the same one agian . Hopefully this birth will be my fourth water birth. I go to a free standing birth center not affiliated with the hospital. I love my midwife she's really personable , takes time with you , and the most pardom is great since she comes over every other day for the first two weeks pp the. Two to three times a week for the next two weeks followed by once a week till six weeks so she's always available for any questions or concerns for both baby and mom.

mbowman Due March 29; 2 kids; Sylvan Lake, Alberta 21 posts
14th Mar '13

I had my regular doctor plus an ob for my twins, and I felt like I was wading in the deep end. There was no communication. I decided on a midwife for this pregnancy to also hope that I can have a vbac. I feel so much more informed and so does my husband. I would recommend trying to find a great midwife, look around and ask people about who you choose. Although, I'm in Canada so it's different on the medical scale.