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Old 11-17-2007, 05:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I haven't decided yet. I will defenitely wait until at least 8 weeks, but I am not sure how long I want to wait. It seems silly to see her so early, but part of me figures I might as well since the cost will be the same anyway, no matter how long I wait to start the prenatals.

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As much as I'd love to experience a midwife birth, I am very happy with my doctor and how my last 2 births went with him. I just emailed his office and said I got a positive test today and he will let me know when I should see him for a first visit. I have been on prenatals since we started ttc (we have a high chance of the clefting birth defect so I wanted my folic acid to be good).

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If I decide to see a midwife and not do a UP, I won't be seeing her until at least 12 weeks. I'll be out of the country until then :

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I will probably see mine around 14-16 weeks. There isn't much we can do before that!

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I called my OB this morning (LOVE her!), and they told me she was all booked, so for my first visit I'd have to see her nurse (which is okay, since I LOVE her too) and for the second visit, I'd see the doc. The scheduled me an appointment for tomorrow! I thought that was odd, because I'm only 4 1/2 weeks. With my previous pregnancies, I've gone in at about 10 weeks for the first visit. Seriously, what are they going to do - weigh me and to a urine test? But my doctor's office is a flat fee for prenatals/delivery, so I might as well go. It's fun to sit in the waiting room with all the other pregnant ladies
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Last time I remember being HORRIFIED to find that my midwives didn't schedule the first prenatal visit until 9-13 weeks. I had so many questions and fears! I scheduled for the *very* first day of the 9th week.

This time, I'm planning to wait until 12-13 weeks. I figure we might as well wait until there's a better chance of hearing the heartbeat.

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I called my midwife about 2 seconds after I told dh, but we're friends outside of me having babies lol. I'm scheduled to see them for a real appointment 1/4.

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I talked to my midwife today. and veryoften while we were TTC. LOL
I am starting care, not with my midwife this week. since i have needs for meds to sustain a pregnancy, and i will likely start with my MW when i am about 14 weeks or so...

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Well I made an appointment with my midwife and we are set for Jan. 8th. I think I will be a little over 10 weeks then.

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My first appt is on December 13th. I will be just about 6.5 weeks along.

I think it will be just a "checking THEM out" kind of appt because already I am feeling a little strange about them so I want to see what kinda vibes I get and maybe I ll have to look for another midwife.
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My appointment is set for Dec 5 to interview my Hospital MW. My husband is still on the fence about a homebirth so I have agreed to dual care. The MW I am seeing come highly recommended in the NFL community in this area, she even had a homebirth herself. I have heard she is very tolerant of a dual care type of situation or just going to her until you make your final decision either way so I hope it goes well next Wednesday.

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My appointment is set for Dec 5 to interview my Hospital MW. My husband is still on the fence about a homebirth so I have agreed to dual care. The MW I am seeing come highly recommended in the NFL community in this area, she even had a homebirth herself. I have heard she is very tolerant of a dual care type of situation or just going to her until you make your final decision either way so I hope it goes well next Wednesday.
Oh my god, this is really funny. You're seeing Mary Mumford Haley, right? I also have an appointment to interview her that day!

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I emailed my midwife this morning after I POAS. She is going to call in a script for Progesterone (I have PCOS and low progesterone and have needed it with both prior pregnancies) but hasn't written back as to when I am supposed to see her.

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I just made my first appointment. I'll be going in on January 10th, when I'm just short of 11 weeks.

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I hope to begin interviewing midwives soon. I doudt that I will need a prenatal appointment befoire 10 -12 weeks though.

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Oh gosh I hope that I don't have to wait till 8 or 9 weeks...I want to see the midwife as soon as possible...partially cause I have never done this before! And I need to meet and pick a midwife...do you think they would see me, even just for a consultation, in the next month?

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Oh gosh I hope that I don't have to wait till 8 or 9 weeks...I want to see the midwife as soon as possible...partially cause I have never done this before! And I need to meet and pick a midwife...do you think they would see me, even just for a consultation, in the next month?
Yup a lot of midwifes will have a consultation with you as soon as you're looking for one. I met with mine about a week after I POAS with Henry because there's a few in my area and I was NOT delivering in a hospital so I had to find a midwife NOW lol. I went for a 'real' appointment with them around 8 weeks iirc.

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With my history, I was told to "call as soon as you see two lines". But that was before the many months of fertility treatments with my RE. I'll ask my RE about when I should switch over care to my midwife.

Well, actually I just found out my midwife is moving to New Mexico in January. : I've never met the other MW in the office. I should call now.

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I will see my MW around 8 weeks. Generally, here in Ontario, they don't see you before then. I can't wait!

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I am in the same boat as my last pregnancy, no registered midwives to hire...
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going in to see my back up ob on the 6th of Jan. After that I will begin interviewing midwives.
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I still have to find a midwife!

There are technically not allowed in my state so I will have to find one that will do it. I know of 2 that will come here from CA to do a homebirth, I just need to contact them and then go through convincing DH to even have a homebirth!

If not he is going to get a surprise when I don't go to the hospital and we end up with a UC! LOL I will not have another hospital birth!
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Yesterday I made an appointment to see a midwife on January 14th...when I will be around 8 weeks...can't wait!!!!

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I need to find a mw. I have names of a few, so I will start calling around next week to see if I can meet with a few in January.

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I will be seeing ours on Monday... Hmm I think Ill be like 6 weeks??? Kinda early it felt like to me.. But she might be able to do something at least weight me etc..?? Ive never seen them before either, and DH wanted to see the hospital before hand so we know what we are getting ourselves into..
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I will prob. see them at 8-12 weeks, just depends when i get around to calling!
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Pregnant with my 5th and just started seeing my MW at 30 weeks!

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We had our first appt at 7 weeks, our next appt is at 12 weeks and then every four weeks after that. After 36 weeks they start to be weekly appointments, although my MWs think I'll probably go overdue with this baby like I did the first one so they might give me the choice (like they did last time) of scheduling visits every two weeks instead of weekly towards the end.

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I met with Adrian in Dec, but considering I had Lea in Jan, there wasn't much to talk about. But she weighed me and tried to take blood(which is a nightmare) and when she couldn't, said forget it and that she would do it at 28 weeks(she said who cares what the other MW says..she didn't want to put me thru that). They sent me for an ultrasound to date since she couldn't get blood, and found out I was like 9w then.

Now I see her monthly until 36 weeks when they do the home visit and then it is weekly after that. When I saw her this month, I heard the heartbeat! YEAH!

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Had my first visit at 9 weeks and the next scheduled for 15 weeks. I am thinking about pushing that one out another 4 weeks though because I don't think there is much we can really do at the 15 week appointment. ??? (Don't do doppler or u/s) I love seeing and chatting with my midwife though so we'll see.

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