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<p>So I am due on the 21st. The plan is for my midwife, who lives in California, to fly here, to Oregon, next Friday...8 days. That is 12/17 and I will be 39w5d. It's my first baby and I really intuitively have felt I would deliver on or close to due date, full moon, lunar eclipse, winter solstice, etc. I have been having all my prenatals done here by a FP who I work with and who will 'special' me need I deliver at the hospital. I should mention I am a L&D RN and work at a great LDRP facility, low risk, Jacuzzis, etc. Everyone laughs at me should I deliver there that they will just leave me alone and I could leave within a few hours, I live 7 minutes away, we're in a small town.</p>
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<p>Okay, so the situation is I had a prenatal while I was at work last night and out of curiosity let her check me. She said I am 2-3cm, 80% effaced and -1 station. Baby is low and she is not sure if I will make it to my due date. Now I know it is common for multips to walk around dilated but not so common for primips. Otherwise I don't feel like birth is imminent. </p>
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<p>If you were me would you fly your midwife up sooner? My last day of work is Monday night.</p>
<p>THANKS IN ADVANCE for your time and any opinions.</p>
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<p>no idea what do to</p>
<p>but she must be a good MW</p>
<p>that you have her flying out there</p>
<p>wishing you the best birth ever</p>
<p>HUGS</p>
 

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<p>I think it depends on how long your midwife can hang out waiting...if you fly her out sooner, will she have to go back sooner? Will there be a lot of extra expense involved?</p>
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<p>Also, how set are you on having your midwife at the birth? It sounds like you have a pretty good situation for labor and delivery even if she  doesn't make it, but would you be really disappointed?</p>
 

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<p>Before I was a RN I was an apprentice to this particular homebirth midwife for several years. She is the one who talked me into going to nursing school. She is planning on staying into January. She isn't charging me anything, I just buy the plane tickets. She is like the Spiritual mama I never had, trained on the Farm back in the day, just a really cool woman.</p>
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<p>Honestly I really trust birth and that baby knows best and I just need to go with the flow. It is just a weird place to be in. I have my next appt. Monday (also last night of work--thank god!!) and if I have made change then I will fly her out sooner, of not then maybe keep plane ticket the same?</p>
 

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<p>Owlgirl, if there is no extra cost to her or to you, why not have her up sooner? Get some friend time in, make sure she is there in case you deliver sooner than your EDD. I guess as long as she doesn't have other clients to attend to or otherwise can't...</p>
 

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<p>With my first I walked around dilated for 3 weeks, constant contractions, finally my water broke.</p>
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<p>If you don't feel that birth is iminent you are probably right.  That said, if you can get her up there sooner, maybe do it.  It's so hard to tell what will happen.</p>
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<p>Happy birthing!</p>
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<p>(OT are you in the Portland area?  We have several very nice hospitals around, and I'm curious...:)  I'm a respiratory therapist, and work at a couple.)</p>
 

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<p>better safe then sorry</p>
<p>i think moving her up to come sooner many be good for all</p>
 

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<p>Honestly I really trust birth and that baby knows best and I just need to go with the flow. It is just a weird place to be in. I have my next appt. Monday (also last night of work--thank god!!) and if I have made change then I will fly her out sooner, of not then maybe keep plane ticket the same?</p>
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I think that plan makes a lot of sense.</p>
 

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<p>Have you looked into how fast you could fly her there if you went into labor now?  I mean, are there a lot of flights?  Is it a long flight?  Since it's your first, you'll probably be in labor for awhile. </p>
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<p>I'm having my parents watch my toddler while I'm in labor.  They live 5 hours away, but my last labor was really long.  I figure as long as I call them as soon as I feel like it's starting, they'll be here in plenty of time. </p>
 

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<p>I think your plan to wait till Mon sounds like a very wise one.  And how exciting to have such a wonderful friend as your MW!  I hope it works out!</p>
 

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<p>Thank you so much for your advice! Last night at work I started having lots of uterine irritablity and some contractions. After putting myself on the monitor to see what my uterus was doing I really realized that I don't want to deliver at my place of emplyment, despite how awesome it is and all. So I made last night my LAST night of work, got my MDs approval and am flying my midwife out Monday just to be safe.The amount of stress and anxiety that are now gone is amazing. Flights changed and she'll be here Monday afternoon, untill then I am going to be pretty sedentary, a good change for me. </p>
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