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I just wanted to share my joys with you ladies. I had an appt. yesterday for my annual with a new OB. I was a couple months late on my annual (PAP, pelvis, breast check) because my old OB left her practice and I didn't know of any doctors to go to, so just kinda put off the appointment. Then, I discoverd my midwife's back-up OB is accepted under my health insurance so I booked an appt. with him and called my midwife to let her know I would see him for my annual, and also to ask my midwife if he would give me a hard time about my homebirth plans. My midwife highly reccommended him and said he wouldn't give me a problem.<br><br>
Boy, was she right!!! He was one of the most awesome doctors I have ever met. So kind, and wise, and fully supportive of my homebirth intentions. He said most interventions done in hospitals are done because of liability issues, and I agree. He is knowledgable in the art of manually checking the uterus to confirm dates. He said my uterus is nice and soft and the appropriate size for pregnancy at 7 weeks based my LMP. He offered an ultrasound, which I politely declined, and he didn't push it at all, nor any other procedures. He gave me the standard advice on what to eat and what to avoid, and then delighted me with a story of a recent frank breech vaginal birth he attended. He said the only reason it was allowed to happen was because the baby's butt presented before they could get the mama ready for her c-section. The doctor said all he had to do was stand back and not interrupt. God bless him. I feel so lucky that in the event that I do need medical care during this pregnancy that he will be the one to attend to me.<br><br>
Oh, and one of the nurses who was giving me the standard questions, when I told her I was having a homebirth with a midwife, she said, "That is so cool! I am going to midwifery school after nursing school is finished and I hope to attend homebirths."<br><br>
Well, to say the least I was tickled with this visit to my new OB.
 

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That is awesome!! I meet with the backup ob's office in early June. I am expecting a similar experience. The nurse practitioner I will see attended the homebirth of a friend's brother. I think they are very hb friendly there.
 

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This is such a great thing!!! It sounds like you have a great practice and will definately have a supportive birth experience. I am not attempting a HB, but am planning to deliver with the midwife and she has assured me that if for some reason one of the OBs had to deliver, they are well aware that "their job is just to stand back and catch the baby.....if Dad's not doing that part". This was reassuring to me. Hopefully she'll be able to make it to be with us.
 

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Very cool, great news! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Very cool! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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