I see no reason to go to any medical office for a month or two. I suspect I'll start scheduling interviews with HB midwives in the next week or two.
hopefully we'll be able to work with the midwives we had last time... can't wait to tell them we're having another!
can't remember exactly, but i think we didn't see a MW until around 12 or 14 weeks.
I'll be going straight to the midwife as well. x
THe first real appointment is at 12 weeks. Blood drawn and all that stuff.
But, I am unsure of when my last period was. And I'm tandem nursing so it could be WAY off and I'd never know it. For all I know my last period was really in December or something. That would be my luck. So I suppose I'll have to call and get an ultrasound for dating.
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My m/w is a traditional (lay) midwife. She is licensed but not a nurse. And she it toallyokayw ith me doing a mostly UP. She said she'd do my prenatal care if I wanted to UC but I'd rather have her assistance att he birth, since I tend to kind of freak out a little, and this will be my first non-medicalized birth.
Like people have said, if you're going to lose the baby at this stage, there is not much they can predict about it or do about it.
Well I haven't officially been to the doc yet. I have just seen my family practice doc to get labs but he hasn't seen me personally. Just put blood work into the computer for me. We are in the middle of PCSing to Fort Carson and by the time we get settled in I am guessing I will be close to 10 weeks or more so I might be nearing my 14th week before they even get me in to see an OB. I am ok with that.
I was kind of hoping to learn a little more about MW's because I almost want to have the baby at home and not deal with all the hospital junk. I have never done a natural birth but it seems worth it to me to go through the pain in order to have my angel at home and not have to beg for three days to go home so that I can take care of my other children. My last birthing exeriance was kind of nerve racking because although DD and I were just fine I had her on a thurday and they didn't want to let her out of the hospital until she had been there for 48 hours which went into the weekend so of course they held me there until monday. I threatened to walk out and they had the nerve to tell me I could leave anytime I wanted but they would have to call security if I tried to take DD off the floor. :
I don't need that hassle and by now I am pro at popping out babies so I just want to do it at home.
Maybe this post belongs in the "birthing plans" thread.
Just didn't want to start too early, but an appt can always be set up a few weeks later, and when I don't even know who I want yet, it's probably a good idea to start talking to some!
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