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#1 of 5 Old 06-07-2006, 06:50 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi there, I'm new here and want to connect with some folks from Winnipeg - especially those who may be able to help me find a midwife, since all of the "legal" midwives' practices in Winnipeg are full

We want a home, water birth, and we're deeply committed to a non-medicalized birth. Unfortunately everyone seems to think we're crazy, and the ones who think we aren't nuts can't help...anyone have any ideas?

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#2 of 5 Old 06-08-2006, 09:00 PM
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I'm sure you did already, but in case you didn't, make sure you do an intake even if they say they're full. They were full when I did, but called a month or two later said with an open spot, and I had a great experience with my midwives!
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they're always full, but that doesn't mean you can't get one. keep calling, maybe once every couple of weeks, and you'll probably get in. i found out i was preggo with jack when he was 5 months along and i still got a couple of amazing midwives (they generally work in pairs) but it took some persistence. so keep on truckin'!
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I've been calling and everyone is full, but I've left my information. What did you do while you waited to hear from a midwife? My general practice doc is getting upset that I don't have anyone yet. She'll she me for basics a bit longer, but everytime I see her she bugs me about it!

Looks like Winnipeg could use more midwives!

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Keep on seeing an OB/GYN until the moment you walk into a midwife's office for your first appointment. You still will want to get care in the mean time. Get yourself on a waiting list and eventually something should open up. I saw my midwife for the first time around 16 - 17 weeks, I think. Good luck!
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