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January 14th, 2009, 12:13 PM
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I'm so excited, my sister just called to tell me that she is switching to a midwife! She's pregnant with her first, due in May and she was at Anna's birth. I invited her hoping that she would want to be there and that it may be helpful to her see a undisturbed natural childbirth. Apparently, it definitely had an impact, because she has decided to go the same route. She wont' be using the same birth center, she lives about an hour away from there, but found a midwife that used to practice with mine. She's in a practice with several OBs now, and delivers at a hospital close to where my sister lives. She said she only has a 2-3% epidural rate, which sounds great! I really thought my sister would want to have an epidural the minute she went into labor, but I'm so happy she's going in with an open mind and going to try to go natural. I think she's going to have a great birth experience just by seeing this midwife and having her deliver her. Everything she described sounds just like the way the birth center does things, so I think she has a really good chance.

I'm just so excited, I can't believe that I was able to make such an impact just by having her at my birth!
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January 14th, 2009, 12:19 PM
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That's so exciting!!! My sister is also considering a midwife for her next baby which makes me happy (she's had 2 c/s and totally overmanaged pregnancies).

isn't it great knowing you've helped someone else!?
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January 14th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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That is wonderful!!!
I think it's so awesome that you were able to share your birthing experience with her and make an impact on her view of childbirth. Sounds like everything is going to work out well for her!
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January 14th, 2009, 12:47 PM
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That's wonderful! How exciting to have been able to open her eyes and make such a deep impact on her.
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January 14th, 2009, 01:24 PM
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wtg Andrea and sister!
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January 14th, 2009, 03:08 PM
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that is amazing! I bet Anna's birth has brought you two closer in many ways.
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January 14th, 2009, 05:45 PM
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Thats so awesome! Well...birth is a miracle experience, and I think you'd have to be dead inside for it NOT to move you in some way! How great that she was inspired to try and give birth naturally too! yay!
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January 14th, 2009, 06:02 PM
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That's wonderful! I am sure it feels great to have had that type of impact. I can't wait to hear about her experience!
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January 14th, 2009, 07:38 PM
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Well, here I was, looking at the natural birth board, and thinking about writing an introduction post to let you ladies know I was going to be lurking around on this board now, and I see a post from my sissy! To be honest, if I hadn't attended Anna's birth, I wouldn't have had much of an interest in natural birth, and I just wouldn't have known much. But I did my research, and I really didn't like what I saw about hospitals and the meds they give you. I'm very happy with the midwife I've chosen, and now I'm recommending her to anyone who will listen. I told my friend Britt that it's worth the hour drive to see a midwife compared to a dr. since she wants to go natural too. So thank you, Andrea, for having an impact, and inviting me to Anna's birth. It was an awesome experience, and I'm hoping mine goes as well (and as fast!)
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January 15th, 2009, 12:04 AM
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Thats awesome!!
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January 15th, 2009, 09:44 AM
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Its so nice to see two sisters on here...you're obviously really close like my sister and I. I am hoping my delivery has the same effect on her! You two are very touching! (Either that or my preggo hormones are in high grear today!) Such great news Katy!
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January 15th, 2009, 01:25 PM
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I hope that being able to tell my sis my birth story will help. She's only 16 right now, so not really looking for any birth advice yet, but when she is, boy will I be ready! And since I am having a homebirth next time I might ask if she wants to be there. Hopefully I will have the same awesome outcome as you!
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