|If your baby is breech at the end of pregnancy, can you go to the midwife center in labor in hopes that the baby will turn during labor, or will they make you go right to AGH for the c-sec?
This happened to me last time--baby was flipping all over the place and the wouldn't let me come to TMC until I'd been to the hospital for an u/s to check position first. In the end, I had to go to AGH anyway because they felt for liability reasons that they couldn't do the birth at the center--I was past 42 weeks and ds was estimated over 10 lb. They didnt' want to risk a breech birth at the center. The midwives understood my desire for a natural delivery, but the doctors were insisting on c-section for breech. The doctor finally admitted it was about covering her rear and the hospitals liability and I was prepared to squat in the hallway and deliver the baby myself if he was breech and they didn't want the liability.
Honestly, I looooved the midwives and the prenatal care. They are all awesome. Anne was the one who delivered both my Pittsburgh babies, and she is just so sweet and wonderful. I think she may be on maternity leave now though. I loved the center, the way I was treated, their kindness, and their tolerance for me coming alone pretty much every time with toddlers clinging to my skirts. They were great. The Midwife Center is an awesome place too. Just beautiful, comfortable, family friendly, safe.
Unfortunately I didn't find their backup doctors to be all that great. I had to deal with two different doctors and they were both awful, mean, and both pulled the dead-baby card on me multiple times. Quite honestly I was so mad at those doctors that if they had come into the delivery room while I was giving birth I would have bit their heads off.
I felt like they railroaded the midwives and tried to railroad me and I was not happy about that.
I'm curious to hear more about Magee. I'd heard about Patrick Thornton but never considered a male midwife really. I've been wondering though, after the last two experiences, if Magee would be more comfortable for someone who tends to go more than two weeks "overdue", or if they would just be worse.
To be honest, the next baby I might just have an "accidental" unassisted birth.