Got in with a midwife!!!!!!!!

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MJ3
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Got in with a midwife!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited! :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:
I got a call today that one of our midwives picked me up! There are very very few midwives in Calgary and when I called only 2 of the 5 clinics were still taking patients in February. They're pretty much booked within a week of the positive test around here or they're gone.

Anyway, that means I can deliver at the birth center and have a water birth!!!

I love love love my ob and if I could have her care and to deliver that would be ideal. But the hospitals here do not do water births and the OBs can not do home or birth center deliveries. So I kind of have to go this route if I want a water birth.

I'm going to be sad breaking the news to her because she really is amazing (she's on my facebook even lol) and I know for sure she's going to be bummed but hopefully she'll understand...

ETA I feel like I should temper that LOL I don't want to take anything as a sure thing. SO IF and WHEN I make it to second trimester I have my first appointment with the midwife.

kridda_88's picture
Joined: 01/28/08
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That's exciting news! I know what you mean about the OB thing. I have an awesome OB as well and feel bad not going with her again but I can't stand the hospital she delivers at. So that means a midwife, though I found one that I LOVE, and doing a home birth. Smile

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Joined: 03/24/09
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had a wonderful water-birth at a free-standing birth center with my daughter. There is no care like care with a midwife! I am trying to decide between another birth center birth or a homebirth. I will only do a HB if my birth center midwives agree to do it. There are 4 that run the center and they all have to agree they will do the HB. So if they won't then I will just birth at the birth center. It is really a win-win situation Smile
I won't have my first appt till around 12 weeks. I still need to call over to them and tell them that I am pregnant. It is still so early so I will probably wait a few weeks to make sure everything is ok. Smile

MJ3
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Joined: 04/01/10
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That's awesome Marcia!

Yeah there's no waiting to call here. Like I said, 3 out of the 5 clinics in Calgary were booked when I called at 3w4d for a Feb 6 due date. We're horrendously short on midwives and only 2 years ago they started being covered by Alberta Health Care.

So how long did you stay at the center after delivering? I don't want to do it at home because we live in a duplex and I don't want my neighbors to hear me lol. But their website says most moms leave within 4 hours after delivery. Is that what you did?

PsycheGal's picture
Joined: 12/07/08
Posts: 768

Congrats on snagging the midwife!

The water works better than an epi - at least it did for me. You'll love it!

Lizbet22's picture
Joined: 04/01/09
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Thats fab!!!!!
YAY!!!!!
Envious of water birth..I would really like one when I finally get to that stage..but its a case of first come first serve at my hospital...and if I go somewhere that is just water birth there isn't a OR there in case anything goes wrong...so have to keep my fingers crossed noone snags it before me!! Smile
YAY for awesome Ob too!!!
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emansmom's picture
Joined: 03/24/09
Posts: 752

Wow that is crazy that you have to call so early to get in! I am so glad you get it covered though. Our insurance may cover some of the birth but it will be a huge fight! With my daughter we swtiched insurances at a horrible time and only got $40 covered out of the $3,800 cost. I am hoping it will be better this time around but even if we don't get any it is still so worth it to me.

We went home about 6 hours after her birth. We got there at 7am and I was almost fully dilate, I had her at 7:55am and we were home by 3:00pm (we live about 35 mins from the birth center) It was SO nice to be home!!! The midwives then came out to the house the next day to check us and then came out a couple days after that. You are going to have such a great experince!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it Smile

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