Originally Posted by kukana123
Im also looking at them for our midwife. Im scheduled to see Traci Palagi for a meet and greet next week. How are they on ultrasounds? Not sure how far along you are, but did you get one early on to see the heartbeat etc, and also at 20 weeks? Thanks for the help. I really like the sound of them and only have heard great things. Eager to meet the midwives! Oh, also, do they all cover for each other, or do you kind of pick on and stick with her most the time?
I'm almost 36 weeks and I've been with them from the beginning. They don't have an u/s machine in their office, so you have to go to a location in Capitol Hill for them. I only had one at around 20 weeks; I'm not sure about earlier ones, but they might order one for you if you request it - that's what I like about them, they don't order you to do things, but if you request things they are usually happy to oblige. For example, they don't do routine cervical checks late in pregnancy (because they're really not indicative of anything) but if you are curious if you are dilated at all, they will happily check you.
They do all cover for each other, you don't pick one. From what I understand, for the births it's most likely you will either have Heather or Traci be on call (they are on call more frequently than Marge and Tina). I really really like them both, so I'd be happy either way!