Switching to a midwife early in my pregnancy meant leaving a doctor I thought was great, a practice that was nearby, and waiting 4 more days for my first prenatal appointment. That four day wait was almost the deal breaker. My current doctor had the highest C-section rate in town, so I knew it was worth the wait.
The first appointment is where everything happens: you get to ask a million questions, you learn all about pregnancy, and you find out what's to come for the next nine months.
But my expectations were wrong. Completely and utterly wrong.
In my mind, you go to a midwife because you want a whole-health, all-inclusive experience. Someone that will pay attention to the little things and not think the things you want to do are crazy. Like riding bikes for 24 hours and not being stuck in a bed during labor.
I suppose that was very stereotypical and narrow minded of me, but I'd heard good things about the midwife practice I was going to and I was happy that I'd foundRead More »from The Benefits of Using a Midwife Who Doesn’t Call You Stupid