Please let me vent about my failed homebirth.
My midwife did not diagnose my gestational diabetes. I went ahead on my own to have my blood tested and gave her all the
results since I was concerned with the results. She kept telling
me it was fine, "don't worry that is what you pay me to do" and
basically made me feel like a hypochondriac. So I believed her.
Well I ended up with a 12 lb baby, had to get transferred to the
hospital, she ended up with major shoulder dystocia and I was
told by the doctor and my midwife that she would have died if
she was born at home.
It was very scary and traumatic for both of us, and to top it off
I will be out $1000 because that portion went to pay the hospital
I then went to a dr. for my 6 week postpartum because I didn't
want to go back to my midwife. Well this doctor just reamed me
out for being so stupid to go to a midwife in the first place and
on and on.
It just upsets me so much that this had to even happen if my
glucose was monitored everything would have been fine. I also
hate the fact that every one who hears about this now has such
a bad opinion of midwives.
Do you feel that I am justified in being upset with her. This is
my last birth and I really wanted it to be special and it ended so
badly. My baby is fine though so I can't complain about that
but it still was scary.
Thanks for listening.