Are any of you currently seeing the midwives @ Swedish covenant hospital? How are things going for you?
They were great with my last pregnancy up until the end, where I had a c/s because I was essentially given a c/s date of my existing child's birthday (this was with KIM), two days later, or have the c-section now. I opted for "cut me open now". I was given no other choice. I was only 39+6.
This time around, homebirth was out of the question (financially, and I'm VBACing so theres only one I can go with anyways). I'm seeing the midwives at Swedish again. I'm 19 weeks along. It has been near hell this time.
-Linda Simon-Price quit suddenly. She was my favorite, as well as Gina Russano (who is still there).
-They are on my about my Vitamin D levels. I have malabsorption issues yet no one will listen to me, they just keep prescribing higher and higher doses.
-Amy Graf got on me about my weight gain- I've gained 5lbs over the past 2 months. She told me that "mamas who gain more weight have bigger babies and bigger babies tend to not fit through the birth canal". Are you kidding me?!
-They now require a consult for VBAC with the midwives, and on top of that, another VTOL (vaginal trial of labor) consent consult with the OBs so they can scare you out of it and try and get you not to consent.
-I consented to a pap smear my first visit at 10 or so weeks, and only the pap smear, but Kim decided to do a digital exam to make sure my cervix was closed. Really, really not necessary and had I known she was going to do it I would have said NO.
The nurses are always friently, warm, and inviting. They are awesome.
Currently the only midwives left in the practice are Sherri, Gina, Kim, and Amy. Not sure if Rachel is still there. Darcie is gone.
Am I the only one having issues or is this a wider spread problem? They are much more "Medical" this time around. The OB I had for my first pregnancy was way more hands off. And nicer. Way, way nicer. And I was 16, and pregnant, and lost. And she was awesome. Too bad she doesn't take Medicaid.