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OMG! I just got a spot in the birth centre!

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I have been on the waiting list for the 2 birth centre's in town but getting a spot is realllyyy hard. There are tons of people that want to get in and just not enough spaces. If you get in, its covered by our healthcare so its free. Last pregnancy, I didn't get in so I had to hire an underground midwife for my homebirth, which was fine but a lot of women are not comfortable going that far and its quite expensive. 

Anyway, today I got a call from one of the birth centre's and they said they have a space for me! they even set my first appointment for December 5th. A few days before my first scheduled appt with my family Dr. so after the appt, if all is well I will cancel the appt with the Dr and be completely under the care of the midwives. I am so relieved and happy! I want to go home for almost all next summer after the baby is born and I was worried that if  had to pay thousands of dollars for the birth, that would make that kind of trip much harder. Anyway, now that I have a spot, I can choose whether I will have the baby at home or at the birth centre. But there is lots of time to decide that. Phew! 

post #2 of 6

Yay! Congrats!

post #3 of 6

Hooray! 
I'm still trying to figure out what is available and covered by insurance.  I have medi-medi which can be great some times and terrible at others.  Looks like we might need to work a a little harder for near-hubby to keep his job.  We (well, I, actually) have been postponing marriage because of the financial setback, but it may be back on the list of priorities after a bit more research.  Just starting to get some energy back, but hoping the focus comes in as well.  These are big decisions and I'd like to make them with a full understanding of the consequences of each action. The first kid is mostly for practice, right?

post #4 of 6

Congrats !

 

You see what positive thinking can do !! (that's sarcastic and a joke).

 

I'm really happy for you.

 

Which Birth Center ? I'm at Côte-des-Neiges and my first appointment is on Dec 5th. My midwife will be Maïsha (not sure of spelling).

post #5 of 6
Congrats! What awesome news orngbiggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by fromMontreal View Post

You see what positive thinking can do !! (that's sarcastic and a joke).
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

I got into Pointe Claire, so its kind of far for me (I live in Villeray @from montreal) for the prenatal checks but its no big deal. I was with a friend of mine when she had her baby there 4 years ago and the midwives were amazing and the space is top notch. I would even consider going there for the birth its so nice there! 

Yeah I was joking with my sister after I got in, saying that it was because of all that positive thinking that was shaken into me, that's why I got the spot! hahaha! 

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