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desamom - Thanks for the tips/encouragement! I have an appointment with one midwife now, and I imagine that the other place where I actually spoke to someone will have an opening for me too. I keep getting voice mail at the other two places, though they've called me back...

I have a question for you, is it okay to go to the first appointment at more than one place and see which one you prefer? I've never done this before! I'm glad you've had so much success with getting appointments!

CherryBomb - so happy to hear your numbers are good!!

Lydzies - I'm the same way with coffee which I guess is a blessing of sorts. I used to love coffee but now it tastes like soap or chemicals to me!

AFM - I have a first appointment with a midwife on Feb. 17. I'm not sure what to expect at the first appointment but I'm excited. I still want to keep calling around to a few places to at least be on waiting lists. The midwife I have the appointment with now seems to use a hospital that is the furthest away from me. Still only 20 minutes in good traffic (and depending on the time of day, traffic can be bad in Toronto), but there is a hospital right down the street from me that I think would be awfully convenient!
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desamom - Thanks for the tips/encouragement! I have an appointment with one midwife now, and I imagine that the other place where I actually spoke to someone will have an opening for me too. I keep getting voice mail at the other two places, though they've called me back...

I have a question for you, is it okay to go to the first appointment at more than one place and see which one you prefer? I've never done this before! I'm glad you've had so much success with getting appointments!

CherryBomb - so happy to hear your numbers are good!!

Lydzies - I'm the same way with coffee which I guess is a blessing of sorts. I used to love coffee but now it tastes like soap or chemicals to me!

AFM - I have a first appointment with a midwife on Feb. 17. I'm not sure what to expect at the first appointment but I'm excited. I still want to keep calling around to a few places to at least be on waiting lists. The midwife I have the appointment with now seems to use a hospital that is the furthest away from me. Still only 20 minutes in good traffic (and depending on the time of day, traffic can be bad in Toronto), but there is a hospital right down the street from me that I think would be awfully convenient!
Totally fine to go to the first appointment at more than one place and see which one you like best! They actually encourage it and it is not assumed at the first appointment that you are becoming a client. I had every intention of going to all three of the ones I got appointments at, but I really, really liked the first midwife I met and really couldn't imagine finding anyone better. And like you, it's at a hospital far away from me (20-30 minutes away without traffic) and I was hoping for the one <10 minutes from my house! But when I brought up the hospital distance issue with the midwife, she seemed non-phased and just said we'll plan a bit differently.

Good luck and let us know how it goes! This is my first experience with a midwife as I had an OB with my first. Let me know which place you decide on if you don't mind -- I'm curious!
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