I have a question!
I've had 5 CNM hospital births, and they were at 5 different hospitals with different expereinces. Now that I am the experienced mom who births like she is at the spa (yeah that's me) I feel like I'm kind of swept to the side and not tended to by the MW, basicly left to the nurses. My last 2 were like that- before that the midwife I had was a bit whacko so, she has an excuse.
My question is this:
Is it unreasonable for me to expect that my midwife would be tending to me throughout the labor at least off and on and not just run in for the presentation, such as an OBGyn would do? I don't want to be TOTALLY selfish... I know she might have other clients who are newer at this or having tougher labors than I might be, but I DO want to sort of feel like she is mine, too?
My last midwife only gave me one to two words of encouragement as she rushed in and was dressing for presentation and didnt even touch the water. 2 nurses and a training midwife all but dove in (which I thought was a tad over the top) for my last birth and I just want to know if it's unrealistic to think that in this next waterbirth the midwife might spend a little more time with me during labor?
If I'm not being unreasonable I was thinking of putting that in my birthplan. Thanks for your help!!!