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post #21 of 30
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oh believe me if there was a lay midwife in town i would have her at the birth!! there are none, we dont even have a doula, and i am one of the crunchiest people in town and know every other crunchy momma here.
post #22 of 30
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post #23 of 30
I would see if you can use a family practitioner rather than a pediatrician unless a supportive ped falls out of the sky and maybe even then.

I think the pediatrician culture has more of a 'but for us the stupid parents would kill the kid' mentality.
post #24 of 30
Could you take the babe to someone other than a pediatrician? A chiropractor, family doc or something? They're usually less of a hassle.
post #25 of 30
I went at one week. I had set it up in advance & told him I was planning a homebirth. He never asked about midwives.
post #26 of 30
My ped's office nurse just asked if I'd had the baby at home and I said "yep". But then I had a mw who offered to do the BC stuff for me since I guess it is a hassle here in NV going to the registrar's office in the capital, getting notarized letters. It was very nice of her. Maybe you can call around and see if anyone would be willing to do the bc stuff with you and seems laid-back about it? My ped is really great and laid back about everything I do/don't do with my kids. There were no questions about uc or gbs. I'd cut the cord myself, I think it was kind of a long stub, didn't phase her or anything. Also, ds was having some funny mec poops and she told me to keep an eye on it for 24 hours. We ended up doing a vit K shot at 5 days at the mw's office at the same time as the pku but I'm sure we could have also done it at the ped's office and it would have been okay.

I think having a hcp that you know is easy going about your child's health really helps. And they do exist - I hope that this is the case for your babe's ped.
post #27 of 30
i used the mw for a newborn exam and then waited 3 months to take the baby in. the doc knows my feelings about exposing healthy children to doctor's offices in the middle of winter. and so there wasn't much hassle. i very excitedly told him that the birth was really fast and we didn't have time for anyone to get there. (true, my UC was not planned but my DH and i knew the possibility of it in the winter with the mw so far and my fast labor)

the doc was excited for us. but he is a family doc (which i recommend over a ped any day) and used to catch babies in china.
post #28 of 30
we have had peds fire clients who were GBS+ and had a homebirth- actually I have also had a doula client who with her first baby had late onset GBS and with her second birth (the one I was at) she had a birth center birth and that ped not only fired them as patients but I was there and she read her the riot act and then sent a registered letter- she would not continue to care for the older child either!!!

I hate to say this about Yuma but there is a politician there who is also a ped and he is very outspoken about out of hospital births--- I don't know what his reaction will be if he is your ped.
post #29 of 30
Our pedi we have used for 5 yrs with my other son and we have a good relationship. All she said was, "was it a good experience?" She seemed interested but I didn't volunteer a lot of details and it was a hurried visit (as usual) so we didn't get very far with that. She just did a newborn check on the baby and it was fine.
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by mwherbs View Post
we have had peds fire clients who were GBS+ and had a homebirth- actually I have also had a doula client who with her first baby had late onset GBS and with her second birth (the one I was at) she had a birth center birth and that ped not only fired them as patients but I was there and she read her the riot act and then sent a registered letter- she would not continue to care for the older child either!!!

I hate to say this about Yuma but there is a politician there who is also a ped and he is very outspoken about out of hospital births--- I don't know what his reaction will be if he is your ped.
Um, that's just wow. And scary. I birthed at the birth center in water with GBS diagnosis (have no clue if it was there when ds was born) and my former ped didn't bat an eye. Dosn't surprise me, Tucson has some VERY close-minded peds.....I swear I seem to have met all of them. Docs being politicians really don't mix either.
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