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how do you feel about yours? BTDT moms, did you like yours?
I met the midwife that'll be with me the whole way thru the birth today. I love her! she's fantastic! i feel so muich more confident about things now. she really put my mind at rest and i know she'll be such a comfort during labour!
I was seeing a midwife but she wasn't a midwife like I wanted... They were based inside a hospital and the only thing they really did different was water laboring... yeah not water birth because the director of peds at the hospital would never let a baby be born underwater at his hospital... but I left them after seeing them from 2 months to 9 months because they just didn't listen to me when I said I was in pain or that I was worried about something... Good thing too... a present from my baby's father they call HPV (no i don't mean HIV) had been present for my entire pregnancy and they never caught it... my dr. caught it first hand... But i say if you can find a real Midwife... go for it! I went thru my labor mostly with 2 hours of real pain releif and that ended before i was pushing so I think it could be done with the help of other methods... wow thats a long post.. lol
HPV can only be detected through PAP smears and takes awhile to develop and show up, sometimes years. There are over 20 strains of HPV as well, some leading to genital warts, some (like in my case) lead to cervical cancer. Most will go away on their own, but some need more aggressive treatment, in my case, I need to see an oncologist during my pregnancy (haven't called yet bc I'm too afraid) and will have to have surgery after the baby is born to remove the affected cells. During my latest colposcopy (I'm having them every couple months since they discovered it in December but without biopsies presently), my OB was in shock at how rapidly the abnormal, precancerous cells had spread and said she'd never seen so many affect such a large area, they are normally centralized in one location, mine are apparently covering my entire cervix. She prefers not to do biopsies during pregnancy because they are extremely risky to the pregnancy and has referred me to a gynecological oncologist (who I haven't called yet =/) who specializes in this who may want to do a biopsy. But according to my OB, she wants it monitored in case it can't wait the 5 more months left in my pregnancy since it's developing so rapidly. =/ I guess I should call...
eh i'm kinda confused. who delivers your babies? a midwife will deliver mine and a student midwife will stay with me thru the entire labour. in a hospital. unless there is a serious complication an OB will not be involved.
no, if theres a complication then there is a doctor on call (well, more than one probably) but all going well a midwife is more than able.
I intend on going completely natural, but i've never done this before so i may very well change my mind!
There is a seperate doctor who administers pain relief like epidurals and such. if i want it then theres no problem.