I am thinking of switching midwives, as the last practice I went to only delivers in the hospital, and we would like a home birth this time around. I really like the midwife my sister had, however, she recently told me this midwife only does 3 internal exams in a pregnancy. My sister was 10 days overdue and had significant swelling and high bp - ended up needing an induction for preeclampsia. I don't think an internal would really have made a difference as the midwife was monitoring her bp and swelling, sent her to the hospital when she needed to go, but is this common to not have those exams? Would they have made a difference in her situation? My midwives did them regularly during the pregnancy, especially at the end to check for dilation, etc. Just wondering what the norm is, welcome any opinions and experiences. Thanks!
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5/13/10 at 11:24am