so i am pregnant with baby #7. i have had two children in a birth center, 2 homebirths with midwives and 2 Uc. i have been toying with maybe a midwife this time around because it is baby #7 and i am now over 40, but i really loved my UCs. i am not sure i want to have someone telling me what to do. dh and i spoke a lot about this and he would really like me to have a midwife. but like i said i am not sure i want one this time. since i am over 40 and on child #7 i am now a high risk, and will need to have a dr consult (state rules) and i will have to do all these tests and possibly have an ultasound. i don't know... what would you do?
picking your brains
It has been very stressful for me and my husband to have to find a doc this late in our pregnancy. I was planning a homebirth with a midwife, but things being the way they are, that is just not going to happen. It might be good for you to have a doc lined up just in case you need one later. A lot of them will not take you after a certain point, due to liability. Also, there are varying degrees of "high risk" and you may only need to see the high risk doc once. I am in pretty good shape, so I am not seeing the high risk doc that much.
Good luck, no matter what you do. I hope that I have maybe been helpful for you. Some midwives (usually CNMs, in my experiences) work with obs and can refer you.
there are new rules going into affect here in AZ, you do have the right to refuse tests and consults.... BUT if you do the midwife must drop you as a client. it is so stressful. i don't know what to do. at least at this point i am only 10 weeks along, i have some time.
good luck to you dear. ((hug))