Doctor? Midwife?

What are you choosing for your baby's birth?  I saw a midwife yesterday at the Doctor's office and found out that my doctor, who I love, doesn't do many deliveries anymore unless he's desperately needed or one of the other doctor's is out.  The midwife told me we have the option of just having midwives or having the doctor.  Truth be told, of the other 2 doctors, I think I'll probably lean towards a midwife.  What are you choosing?  Any specific reason?

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 9:08 am
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YoungBride21
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my drs office consists of 5 different female ob-gyns and they all rotate weekends and night call - so I could have anyone of them or their nurse practitioner's if I were to deliver in the night or weekend. I am okay with it bc I have herd only good things about them all, so I don't really care as long as my baby will be safe and they don't butcher me. :)


As a nurse myself, I lean my pride more towards the np's and midwives but yet I am going to good ol' MD. :) 

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 9:52 am
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I did Dr - actually my office doesn't have midwives. 


I adore my dr - he is awesome!  He was so easy going my entire pregnacy and I had a lot of issues (chronic high blood pressure and GD) and he never once made me feel bad or lecture me once.  He also delivered me even though he wasn't the on-call dr that night. 


Go with who you feel comfortable with - that is the biggest thing!  You will be seeing a lot of them so make sure you like them :) 

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 10:00 am
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I will be going with an OB recommended by my SIL.  She herself is an OB RN, midwife and doula.  But I haven't even considered a midwife. 

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm
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Doctor....love my OB!
Posted on September 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm
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The office I go to just uses whatever doctor is on call when you deliver.  You can't really pick who is there and the one female doctor at that office I can't stand.  I won't even see her for a yearly visit.  (She is also the woman who coldly told me my baby no longer had a heartbeat.)  If I knew I could have the doctor I normally see I would have him all the way.  DH actually asked him on Monday if he took bribes to deliver babies haha.

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 1:19 am
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My regular OB left our area a few years ago I I didn't have a connection with anyone in the area. I decided to go to a practice with a mix of midwifes and OBs. They suggest you see everyone being that they cannot promise a specific midwife/OB will be available to deliver your baby. So far I've seen two midwifes and I liked them both.

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 5:25 am
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I don't have much of a choice. I want to deliver at the hospital I work at and we only have one OB. I'm a little anxious about having a Dr. I've worked with for almost 5 years all up in my hooha but other girls have reassured me I'll see the midwife at his office for the majority of my pregnancy

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 12:28 am

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