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#31 of 34 Old 01-26-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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I have also heard really good things about Dr. Kaminski if that helps.

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Amy and Jolene- Both of your input helps alot. Thank you. I'm going to give the midwives a call, and because of the Lupus I'm supposed to consult with MFM before and during any pregnancies. My son is 20 months and I'm only now beginning to think about doing this all again.

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I don't have lupus, but have the elevated antibodies that come with it and cause all the risks to pregnancy associated with lupus. I had a perinatal consult at Magee at the request of the midwives at the Midwife Center. It was then that it was recommended that my care be transferred. The midwives at Magee took me on with no problems. If the pregnancy went to high risk as a result of the antibodies, I would then be transferred across the hall to the MFM. The midwives work really closely with them so a transfer is quite simple. When I had the echocardiogram to check the baby's heart, the cardiologist (might be a perinatal cardiologist) came in and spoke with me personally. Seems he's held in high regard by everyone there and has been practicing a long time. I think you will not only be accepted by the midwives there, but will feel quite comfortable with the level of care offered to you!!! I've passed week 25 with no problems with the baby's heart, so thankfully, I'm now out of the risk period. Good luck to you! I think you'll be happy with your choice if you go with the midwives at Magee. I'm feeling a lot more comfortable now that I'm "settled in" there, and sort of wish I had started my care there in the first place.
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I was under the care of the MW at Magee & then switched care to TMC at about 30 wks. This was all due to insurance reasons, I had previously never had woman care anywhere other than TMC. I really liked the midwives at Magee, v nice, never a wait to see them, either. I reeeeeeally wanted to birth at the center, but had a scheduled breech c/s (breech from 21 wks on!). Actually, I reeeeeeally wanted a home UC, but dh would never go for that, so the center was our compromise. He was looking forward to it too, no drugs, wires, or interventions, get to leave v soon, etc. AGH was great for a c/s & the post-natal care was AWESOME. Baby slept in my bed all the time, nurses thought it was cute! No pressure to bottle-feed, take the baby, etc. Excellent nurses all around, wonderful. Im def bummed about HAVING to deliver in the hospital next time, but the law is the law, I suppose.. IDK, can a hospital MAKE you have a c/s for a breech delivery if you are already laboring there? I will still go to TMC for care, though.

I also went to AGH for a version. It was not bad, a little scary, but nothing traumatic. Baby could not make it all the way around, had her legs crossed. Oh, and Kathy was w/ me for the version and Ann was w/ me for the birth. Ann has been the one I have seen the most over the years.

Maggie, I, too, have thought the next one might be an "accidental" uc homebirth, hee hee.

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