Hi guys, so I think I touched on this in another thread so apologies if I'm being repetitive.
I really like my midwife. She is friendly, skilled, reliable. She is in high-demand and I like her style so far.
She requires a doula for first-timers. I am fine with that as I think having a doula can be a great thing. Who knows how DH will be under the pressures of me in labor. At our consultation at 7 weeks she told us of her requirement and that she has this wonderful doula who she highly recommends and that she is also a midwife. I had it in my head she would be the same age (or older, i dont know why) as my MW but it turns out to be quite the opposite.
Right before my last prenatal my MW asked if her midwife assistant/doula could come along, that she likes to accompany on visits. I put it together that it was the doula she recommends. She said it would be a chance for me to meet her without any commitments. So She came, I met her, she was very nice and friendly and that was that. I kind of, in a friendly conversational way, questioned her on her experience and whatnot. Turns out she is trying to accrue hours for her MW certification.
Today when confirming out prenatal appointment for tomorrow my MW told me the midwife assistant/doula would like to come again. I emailed her saying no problem but that I was curious if the plan was to have her present at all my prenatals from here on out. That while I value hands-on experience I wonder if that will take away from my time with her.
She didn't answer my question and just responded with this "No worries with J. As it turns out she is. Or available at the time of your visit." I am guessing that's a typo and means she is not available at the time of my visit. So I responded with this
"? I'm not quite clear on that email. Did that mean to say she is not available for the visit tomorrow? I am not filing a complaint, just asking about here on out."
Just sort of uncomfortable.