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    Default First obstetrician appointment....ever! xp

    For my boys I used the public system and had midwives for their deliveries, but this time we have moved. I've worked with her and have also had a gynae procedure done with her and she's lovely. So I thought why not continue this journey with her. I have my first appointment with her on Monday and I'm a bit nervous. What happens at them? I need to talk to her about my fear of having a C-section.
    Harry - (Dec 05) Miller - (Feb 09)
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    I'm actually in the same position! I had wonderful midwives when I had Meg and Marc, but now we have moved, and there is no team of midwives at this hospital. So we are trying an obgyn. I had a confirmation appointment, but the first real prenatal appointment is March 25. I'm also wondering about csection and what their rate of csection is at this hospital.
    Susan, dh Tom, dd Megan, ds Marcus, ds #2 coming Feb, 2014

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    I had an OB with my first two and a MW with my third and, honestly, there wasn't much difference. With the OB I had one induced/epi delivery (DS1, almost a c/s because he was in distress and got stuck almost crowning and needed a vacuum, went to NICU, etc) and one completely natural delivery (DS2). With the MWs I had an induced/epi delivery (DS3, water broke but no contractions so they induced about 18 hours later). So, there are very nice, reasonable OBs out there. I hope you both find one.

    ETA: actually, I did dislike one of the OBs at the first practice because she was SO inclined to intervene all the time. The other 4 were great, though. and I have had one issue with my MW practice. The don't ever want to do episiotomies. Which is great, but I had 3rd degree tearing with DS1 and 2nd degree episiotomy with DS2 and even telling them I'd tear badly they still resisted, so I ended up with 2nd-3rd degree tearing with DS3 and needed an OB to come stitch me up. I plan to insist on an episiotomy this time. There's going to be damage, I'd rather it be easy to repair!
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