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

user banned Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
Jun 30th '13

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

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
Jun 30th '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
Jun 30th '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 23736 posts
Jun 30th '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
Jun 30th '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 17350 posts
Jun 30th '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 11978 posts
Jun 30th '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.