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We are trying for our 2nd baby and I was thinking about checking into the midwives that deliver at St. Lukes. With my first I use The Women's Specialists of Houston (Dr. Zepeda). I just wanted a different kind of birth and was wanting to know the good/bad/ugly of the midwives of The Women's Specialists of Houston.<br><br><br>
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They are very medical IMO. Many people like them, but I would look at all the fabulous homebirth midwives in town if you want a midwife experience.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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I have met the midwives and the doctors at women specialist and can say that the experience you got with the doctors probably will not differ much from the experience you will get with the midwives.<br><br>
From my experience with them they are very busy and very booked, this translates to long wait times. Just to interview them I waited almost 2 hours before I was even in a room, and then waited more to see a midwife. (this was with my first baby so maybe things have changed since then.)<br><br>
The midwifes there really are nice and sweet. Titi is adorable!! However this was not the type of birth or pregnancy that I wanted. I wanted to deliver in the pool and they would not allow that, they also could not guarantee that I would even have a pool to labor in if I felt like I needed it. They rotate so they could not guarantee who I was going to see in labor and that was also not what I wanted.
 

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I used them for my third pregnancy/birth (first two were with an OB in a hosptial), and feel that I had a great experience. DD is 4 months, so pretty recent. In my case, originally I wanted to birth at a birthing center with midwives for a more natural experience, but my DH was not comfortable with that and wanted an OB birth in a hospital so that if something went wrong they could quickly intervene. So this was our compromise...I got to use mdwives; he felt better knowing that there were OBs in the same practice and my birth would be in a hospital if there was an emergency. What the PP said about sometimes long wait times is true, but I have found if I could get an earlier appointment, that was less likely to happen. I saw all of them for appointments during my pregnancy, and thought they were all very personable and cared about me as a person, not just a patient. It was very refreshing to be able to openly say I was still nursing a 4 year old during my pregnancy and have them congratulate me instead of being appalled like the OB was during my second pregnancy when I was still nursing a 2 year old. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I had Dawn there for the delivery, and she was really good at encouraging me, and trying dfiferent positions if the contractions were getting pretty intense, and helping me ease the baby out with no tears. I did have some electronic monitoring, but intermittently, not constant like I'd had before with an OB. Same with the blood pressure cuff (although I agree it was necessary for my first as I had preeclampsia).<br><br>
So all that said, I feel that yes, they are somewhat more medically minded than a homebirth midwife would be, but for me, was a much more natural experience than what I had before, and I would definitely use them again if we ever have #4 (not sure about that, LOL).
 

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The midwives I knew are not there any more, but Nativiti Birthing Center in the Woodlands is fantastic. Melanie is great. I risked out during my pregnancy, but she delivered all 3 of my friends children. I would highly recommend her.<br><br>
-ap
 
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