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#1 of 2 Old 02-09-2011, 01:01 PM - Thread Starter
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(Just need to vent a bit)


After a great homebirth experience with DD#2, I planned to do another homebirth (waterbirth hopefully) with this LO.

I called my MW from DD#2's birth and set up an initial consult last week. It was great catching up with her and showing off how big/healthy DD#2 is. The appt went well, I got my packet of info to fill out and set up another appt for March. I felt so at ease..


Then..she e-mails me today.  She's moving away to accept a job at Planned Parenthood. She cannot keep me as a client because she will be too far away.


Besides feeling shocked..I'm completely livid that she e-mailed me instead of calling me. Is that reasonable (or just hormonal)?


I had such a hard time finding a competent midwife in my county and now I'm faced with doing this search again. I really liked my MW and am trying to be understanding but for now I just feel crushed..simply crushed.


I e-mailed her back requesting my records as I'll need to take them with me to the next MW I chose. I called 2 practices and set up a consult with 1 additional practice tommorow.


This blows.

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I am sorry you are going through this.  I hope it works out the way you want it to and you are not too stressed in the process! 

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