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January 6th, 2009, 06:54 AM
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I had another midwife appointment yesterday and it went really well. I got to met a different midwife this time (there are 6 in all) and she was really sweet. Bryson wanted me to hold him so she just put his legs around my waist and went below him to find the heartbeat. It was really cool to see Bryson's face when you could hear the baby's heartbeat on the doppler. I asked about the EFM that is now required since the board of trustees agreed to keep the birth center open. So basically what happens is when you arrive at the birth center they will put the bands on you for 20 minutes to get a paper trail started of the heart rate and then it's intermittent afterwards just like it would be with the doppler, only you don't have to wear the bands again. They will have a monitor that is water safe and you'll never have to get out of the tub to check the heart rate (which was my main concern) and we can be in any position I want to be in. It doesn't sound like that big of a deal and I'm not too worried about it at all now. The only way I could see this being a problem is if someone arrives ready to push. Would they really require her to wear bands for a paper trail? I swear, I hate hospitals sometimes. I get the feeling though that the midwives are agreeing with the new policy but aren't going to be a pain about it. I'm just glad the BC is staying open more than anything.

So that's pretty much it I guess. I go back in another month. I can't believe I'm already 20 weeks!
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January 6th, 2009, 07:15 AM
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seems like the EFM is more for show than anything else. they hook you up when you get there and that means they used it. appeases everyone and does not interfere with your birth process. stupid laws.
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January 6th, 2009, 07:20 AM
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20 weeks...insanity!
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January 6th, 2009, 08:27 AM
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thats doesn't sound to bad. Glad everything seems to be working out wonderfully
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January 6th, 2009, 08:52 AM
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Its silly that their main purpose for using it is for a paper trail...but considering the silly rules at many other birthing centers, it sounds like you found a great place. I'm almost 20 weeks myself...doesn't time fly! It seems slow as you're going through day by day, but looking back I can't believe I'm almost 20 weeks.
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January 6th, 2009, 10:57 AM
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Sounds like a pretty good appointment! At least they only have to do the "paper trail" thing once during labor, and you get to stay in the water all you want!

You're over the hump Cindy!! It's all downhill from here! Welcome to the "over the hump" club!!
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January 6th, 2009, 11:07 AM
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Ashley, I can't believe you're only 4 weeks ahead of me. It felt like you found out you were pregnant soooo much earlier than I did. It's cool that we are so close!
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January 6th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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It is pretty awesome that we are preggo again so close to each other! Hopefully you don't go early this time so that you can keep these ladies and our PR up-to-date when I go into labor and then I can do the same!
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January 6th, 2009, 11:53 AM
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It is pretty awesome that we are preggo again so close to each other! Hopefully you don't go early this time so that you can keep these ladies and our PR up-to-date when I go into labor and then I can do the same![/b]
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January 6th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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I meant to tell you, the student midwife at my BC here in VA is going to be a midwife at your BC in MASS. Her name is Story. I don't know her well but she and I did talk once about all that was going on there. Anyway, she may be back up there by the time you are ready to have your baby!
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January 6th, 2009, 07:59 PM
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I meant to tell you, the student midwife at my BC here in VA is going to be a midwife at your BC in MASS. Her name is Story. I don't know her well but she and I did talk once about all that was going on there. Anyway, she may be back up there by the time you are ready to have your baby![/b]
Oh that's so cool! There are only two BC's in MA so it's definitely mine? When is she coming, do you know?
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January 6th, 2009, 08:36 PM
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I'm glad you had a good appointment! It sounds like the midwives will probably be a little lenient on the EFM if there are special circumstances. Like if you're like Nikki and are lucky enough to show up 10cm dilated! It must have been so awesome to see Bryson's face when he heard the heartbeat. I'm sure he will make a great big brother! It will happen in no time!
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