Deciding to choose a midwife, Part II

23 Jul

Way back in May, just before all hell broke loose with Jade, some of you, dear readers, may recall that I was trying to decide whether to make the leap and go for midwifery care. I’d already started thinking that I’d like to have a homebirth with Nugget, but somehow I still wasn’t feeling strongly enough about it to actually commit. Well, I’ve had a good two months to mull over it (and lots of time in hospitals!) and finally decided to go for it.

I e-mailed Heather to ask her if she could still take me on as a client (there are a whole slew of babies due this fall, apparently) and she enthusiastically replied within hours; not only that, but she told me she just recently moved into my little neighbourhood! How handy is that, to have your midwife living a 5-minute walk from your house? It seems like a sign that this must be the right decision.

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5 Responses to “Deciding to choose a midwife, Part II”

  1. kara July 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm #

    Well that is good that you feel alright with your decision- that is most important! I hope it all goes well! And it is nice- you aren’t far from a good hospital if needed.

    Matt ended up doing all of my prenatal care right up until the last month when I was shipped out of the Arctic. That was nice!

  2. Malva July 24, 2008 at 5:06 am #

    That’s great!!! I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful experience, midwifery care is just plain better.

  3. IndyComp0T1 July 24, 2008 at 7:03 am #

    I think it’s great that you decided to go with a mid-wife! I’m sure you’ll enjoy the more personal care. I really like my OB, but I hate the fact my appointments feel like a drive-through experience.

  4. shannon maccuaig August 1, 2008 at 9:51 am #

    i really believe that you (and nugget) deserve it! congratulations!!!

  5. embracingbirth August 12, 2008 at 4:23 pm #

    Congratulations! I wish you and nugget the best birth together. I had a homebirth and it was great.

    Jessica Levesque
    Embracing Birth

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