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#1 of 5 Old 06-20-2013, 08:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi! I'm new here, mother of two, new also to Houston.  I had an unassisted birth and then a midwife assisted birth with the most un-intrusive midwife I can imagine.  She was so laid back, for example she never had to do a vaginal exam.  I don't think she touched that area until there was actually a baby coming out of it.

 

So, looking for a midwife now, I'm wondering how to find that person nearby now who is similarly hands-off and will not be doing a lot of monitoring and checking during labor.  Good back pressure skills are just a bonus.

 

Know anyone like that?

 

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For the most part, I do believe CPMs generally are OK with a client denying any exams, except perhaps in active labor. I know that the CPM I saw with my first always asked before exams and was perfectly OK with me declining any - it was phrased more of a "We can do this exam if you like," rather than, "We would like to do this exam, but you may decline it." Out of sheer curiosity (because I know that cervix dilation pre-labor, etc., really isn't a good indicator of how soon baby will be arriving), I personally chose to have the exams. In our area of East Texas, at least, most of the midwives offer a free consultation, and they're generally pretty open about how hands-on or hands-off their exams will be. And to tell the truth, if they'd be offended by such questions during a consultation, it doesn't sound like the type of midwife you'd want to see!

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I ADORE my midwife Natalie at the Katy Birthing Center. The other midwives the are all wonderful too!
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Yes! Sandra McDonald. The only time she did a check was right before I started pushing, and she asked, "Is it ok if I check you?" I didn't say yes immediately, and she waited patiently. When I was ready, the head was too low for it to really count. I would consider her super hands-off, which I love. Shoot me an email and I'll get you her contact info. It's best to call her though. My email is [email protected] Or you can look up houstonmidwives.org to look of the Greater Houston Midwives Alliance.
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My DD was born at Nativiti Birth Center in The Woodlands. My midwife was Melanie and her attendant was Trisha. Melanie was very hands off but I did allow her to do a few exams throughout my labor. It helped me visualize how my birth process was coming along. Melanie and Trisha were awesome!!! I will definitely return to Nativiti for baby #2

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