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post #141 of 153
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I am going to Rebbecca Williams. How about you?

I think there are a few of us SLC mamas here... well, I am in both June and July, so maybe I am thinking of the other DDC.
I'm seeing Chris Miller and Melissa Mayo, but Rebecca is awesome, I was a doula at a birth with her last December (one of her first homebirths I think).

I don't know about here, but I do know a few mamas who are in the June/May clubs. One is my son's preschool teacher (we both teach Birthing From Within), and the other is a mama who is also seeing Chris and Melissa.
post #142 of 153
I had my first interview today and it was so-so. It was about an hour away. I asked how many births she had attended and she said around 275. Her hospital transfer rate is 10% but she said that's mostly new moms. She also said no to attending breech births and twins. She's also had a different price for homebirth and birth center birth. Its not all that bad but I'm not sure.
post #143 of 153
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Originally Posted by LilMamiBella View Post
I had my first interview today and it was so-so. It was about an hour away. I asked how many births she had attended and she said around 275. Her hospital transfer rate is 10% but she said that's mostly new moms. She also said no to attending breech births and twins. She's also had a different price for homebirth and birth center birth. Its not all that bad but I'm not sure.
If you're not sure, I'd keep looking. 275 births isn't bad and I think many MW's mostly transfer new mom's for exhaustion (at least that's what I've been told). The no breech or twins thing would worry me but is that a legal thing where you are? I know my MW admits she doesn't have a lot of twin or breach experience but if we run into that, she'll bring in a much more experienced MW to assist. I'm completely okay with that.
post #144 of 153
The no breech or twins thing would worry me but is that a legal thing where you are? I know my MW admits she doesn't have a lot of twin or breach experience but if we run into that, she'll bring in a much more experienced MW to assist. I'm completely okay with that.[/QUOTE]

I don't think its illegal and I'm sure the midwife would've told me if it was. I guess I'll keep looking. I'm lucky though cause there are at least 4-5 other places I can call.
post #145 of 153
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Here in UT, twin and breech births are illegal to attend for "certified" midwives (CNM, CPM), but not for lay and direct entry m/w's.
post #146 of 153
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Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
I am going to Rebbecca Williams. How about you?

I think there are a few of us SLC mamas here... well, I am in both June and July, so maybe I am thinking of the other DDC.
I live in Utah valley, but I go to school in SLC
post #147 of 153
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I live in Utah valley, but I go to school in SLC
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What school are you going to? I'm going to SLCC currently- and hope to transfer to the U next year.
post #148 of 153
I'm at the U. It's quite the commute, but usually it's not so bad. Losing my breakfast this morning on the bus was not so fun however. I hope it doesn't become a regular thing.
post #149 of 153
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Angelorum- right on! You even take the bus up here? I am undecided whether or not I will take the fall 09 semester off or not. I started going to college when DS was 3 months old, but new LO will be 1 1/2 months when F09 semester starts.
post #150 of 153
There's no way I would commute so far if I had to drive it. For one, I hate driving, it just stresses me out, especially in winter weather. For another, that's $$$$ for gas, even with it being so much lower now, it's still a 3rd of my gas tank round trip, and my car gets over 30 mpg. And then I'd have to buy a parking pass, or run out and pay meters like everyone else does. My bus pass is free as long as I'm paying tuition. Also, I get can get a lot of homework done on the bus, though lately I've just been napping. I usually take an express bus, it only stops a few times between my stop and downtown, and then I just transfer to one of several buses that go to the U. That way, it's really not too much longer than driving would be.

I'm undecided about next fall too. Assuming I deliver at 40 weeks, babe will be only 4 weeks old when semester starts. There's no way I'm commuting so far with a baby that age, or leaving so young a baby at home with someone else. The most I can conceivably think to do is to take the one class I could probably get online. The rest have to be on the main campus, and some of them even require concurrent enrollment in another class. If I could go full time, I'd be done by Spring 2010. If we lived closer, I could probably do a lot more, but when you have to add 3+ hours of commuting time, one 50 minute class means a long time away from home. DH is planning on starting grad school at byu, which is one of the many reasons why we don't move farther north, but maybe we can move closer after he's finished and I can finish my degree. So, I really have no idea what's going to happen. I'll just have to figure it out as we go along.
post #151 of 153
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Originally Posted by LilMamiBella View Post
I had my first interview today and it was so-so. It was about an hour away. I asked how many births she had attended and she said around 275. Her hospital transfer rate is 10% but she said that's mostly new moms. She also said no to attending breech births and twins. She's also had a different price for homebirth and birth center birth. Its not all that bad but I'm not sure.
If you are not sure, keep looking. And remember to trust your instincts, how you feel about a midwife is important.... she's gonna be there during a very intense time in your life. I remember when I met my first midwife, how good I felt, like I had just made a new friend.....
My current midwife also has different charges for a birth center birth, but for me it will be less at home, so it's not an issue. Her facilities are super awesome, more like a bed and breakfast than anything else. I'd be tempted to birth there if it didn't involve getting there... so not interested in a car ride ANYWHERE while in labor!
Oh and regarding hospital transfers... does the midwife have an established hospital where she generally transfers to? I find it very reassuring to know my midwife has a great relationship with the staff at the hospital blocks away from the birth center.... women do need hospital care sometimes and having a staff that is accustomed to a particular midwife's expectations can be a great thing. Her husband is a doctor there, and was my back up doc last time around.
post #152 of 153
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Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
Here in UT, twin and breech births are illegal to attend for "certified" midwives (CNM, CPM), but not for lay and direct entry m/w's.
Just to clarify, it is only illegal for Licensed Direct-Entry midwives. I know a mama who is seeing a CNM and has dual care for her twin's birth. CPMs who are unlicensed still do attend twins and breeches. And the only people who attend vaginal breech births in Utah are unlicensed direct-entry midwives and one OB, Dr. Silver at the UofU. Also, LDEMs are allowed to attend "surprise breech births" if the birth is "emminent"
post #153 of 153
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Originally Posted by moonygoony View Post
Just to clarify, it is only illegal for Licensed Direct-Entry midwives. I know a mama who is seeing a CNM and has dual care for her twin's birth. CPMs who are unlicensed still do attend twins and breeches. And the only people who attend vaginal breech births in Utah are unlicensed direct-entry midwives and one OB, Dr. Silver at the UofU. Also, LDEMs are allowed to attend "surprise breech births" if the birth is "emminent"


My doula teacher at SLCC works for an OB who will deliver breech and twin births.. he is in UT county.
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