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midwife? kourtney lorraine Due October 24 (girl); 17 kids; Missouri 28 posts
30th Jun '13

for my first pregnancy, I went to an OB and absolutely loved her! unfortunately, she moved to another state. this time, i'm seeing a midwife. my mom used a midwife with all three of her kids and a lot of people recommended a midwife. I'm just curious if there are any real differences when it comes to labor & delivery when using a midwife as opposed to an OB. may be a silly question.. but figured I'd ask opinions.

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
30th Jun '13

ad OB is a surgeon. They are knife happy.
midwife will encourage natural births

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5080 posts
30th Jun '13

I had MW's with my first two, I have an OB this time. I prefer my MW's over this OB by FAR!! They were so much more invested in me and my pregnancy. They were less invasive physically and they were more pro-nature vs. the dr being pro-medicine... if you know what I mean.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
30th Jun '13
Quoting kourtney lorraine:" for my first pregnancy, I went to an OB and absolutely loved her! unfortunately, she moved to another ... [snip!] ... it comes to labor & delivery when using a midwife as opposed to an OB. may be a silly question.. but figured I'd ask opinions."


as long as they have hospital privilege's, I'd rather a midwife. There will always be an OBGYN at the hospital.

kourtney lorraine Due October 24 (girl); 17 kids; Missouri 28 posts
30th Jun '13

so as long as I don't need an emergency c section or anything. it should still be the same? feel stupid that I didn't do a whole lot of research before, but this midwife was the only one accepting patients with my insurance.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
30th Jun '13

It depends on the midwife. If its a midwife through and ob office and delivers at a hospital, in my experience its the same as an ob. Now, my midwife for my homebirth was amazing. So caring, and just wonderful.

Seahorse. 1 child; Savannah, TX, United States 711 posts
30th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" It depends on the midwife. If its a midwife through and ob office and delivers at a hospital, in my experience ... [snip!] ... hospital, in my experience its the same as an ob. Now, my midwife for my homebirth was amazing. So caring, and just wonderful."</blockquote>



This.

Mad Hatter 1 child; ........, .., United States 8400 posts
30th Jun '13

I have a really awesome OB he didn't interfere with anything until things became dangerous for me and baby. He induced me at 35 weeks but if I had of went longer it would have been possibly catastrophic for me and my baby. He was all for natural all the way, unfortunately I had one of those cases where it wasn't going to happen. He was by no means knife happy, never even mentioned csection even through my labor.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
30th Jun '13
Quoting kourtney lorraine:" so as long as I don't need an emergency c section or anything. it should still be the same? feel stupid ... [snip!] ... stupid that I didn't do a whole lot of research before, but this midwife was the only one accepting patients with my insurance."


not the same... but possibly better. They tend to use fewer interventions, and aren't as quick to call a C-section. As long as they have hospital privileges though... the OB would do the section if you'd end up needing one.