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  #1  
October 7th, 2010, 09:00 PM
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What is an appropriate length of time for your midwife to travel to you when you go into labor?

I have been searching for midwives for a future homebirth.. right now I have three prospects, even though one is only the county over she doesn't have a website and I prefer to look at a website first. The second one only travels 60 mile radius and I am about 10 miles over so not sure they would make an exception, and the third one is about two hours away and runs the only state CPM school...

Is two hours too long to wait for a MW to get to you with it being your second pregnancy?

Well two of the MW still have not responded back... have one other to email.. fingers crossed!!
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October 8th, 2010, 12:25 AM
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I would be nervous about someone an hour and a half away, I wouldn't do 2 hours. I would prefer to keep travel time under 1 hour.
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October 8th, 2010, 02:31 AM
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Can You explain to me why it makes you nervous?

I really don't have many options for a MW for home birth around me so my options are limited...
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October 8th, 2010, 07:21 AM
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I would be nervous. For my first I went from 3cm to having my baby out in 2 hours, and I would be nervous that it would go even faster this time.
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October 8th, 2010, 08:00 AM
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I think that would make me a bit nervous....I think i'd call the one without a website...to me it IS inconvenient having to call them to find info out BUT you know that they aren't spending money on upkeep of a site so maybe they are more affordable....sometimes they are more low key and down to earth and prefer face to face contact over websites and email...etc....If you didn't care for her after meeting her...then I'd pursue the next option...
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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October 8th, 2010, 08:48 AM
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I think that would make me a bit nervous....I think i'd call the one without a website...to me it IS inconvenient having to call them to find info out BUT you know that they aren't spending money on upkeep of a site so maybe they are more affordable....sometimes they are more low key and down to earth and prefer face to face contact over websites and email...etc....If you didn't care for her after meeting her...then I'd pursue the next option...


Very good point... right now I am just looking for a MW to build a relationship with... I will send her an email and go from there...
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October 8th, 2010, 09:01 AM
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Good luck...keep us posted! I hope you click with her right away!
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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October 8th, 2010, 09:22 AM
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My Midwife has a 2 hour radious. I was 1 hour and 45 minutes from her. My second birth was 24 hours long, so she had plenty of time.
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October 8th, 2010, 01:11 PM
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I would find out about people due around the same time as you, other clients.

if she has 2 clients, in opposite directions, she could be 4 hours from you, even if it's just for a home visit. Or if she goes somewhere, no one would think it was inappropriate for her to go an hour or so from home....but that could make her 3 hours from you or more, add in going home for all her supplies.....


2 hours would make me nervous lol. I am not a UC mama at all!
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October 8th, 2010, 08:09 PM
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I think if she's comfortable with it, it would make me comfortable. I had a 23 hour labor with my last (ds#2) so that's probably why I would feel comfortable. My midwife now is probably an hour and a half away and that's if it's not rush hour (which in Atlanta is more than half the day during the week it seems, LOL). I'm really not scared about the possibility of her not making to my birth to begin with though because she reassured me that if the baby comes that fast chances are baby is fine and in optimal position.
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October 8th, 2010, 08:44 PM
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My midwife will travel up to 1 1/2 hours away. I believe that if you're farther away the call in to her is different then someone in town.

I wouldn't be nervous but my last birth was 5 1/2 hours and it was my shortest. I am no help, sorry
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October 9th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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A little update.... in first post
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October 10th, 2010, 11:37 AM
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bummer! dont give up hope yet...sometimes they have slow response on weekends and that leading up to it....the midwives I used with my last one were only in office certain days a week...but were with their phone all the time....unless the email bounced back I wouldn't give up totally yet on the others
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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October 10th, 2010, 02:59 PM
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I found another one off the mana.org website and she is about 1.5 hours away so hope to hear from them...

This is getting discouraging...
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October 10th, 2010, 04:45 PM
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I dont think i would be comfortable with one that far away personally. I was a birth photographer for a woman last week. She had a 4 hour labor with her second. The called midwife and me and the baby was born half hour later..midwife was only a half hour away. Mama had an unasssisted homebirth, and every one was awesome.....but you never know!!!!! I think if you do go with one a bit further away make sure to call them sooner then later!
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October 11th, 2010, 04:34 PM
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Right now my chance of a HB don't look too uplifting since no one is returning emails or phone calls...
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October 11th, 2010, 06:03 PM
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omg!!!!

The MW that is 20 minutes from me has contacted me!!!! Yay!!!!
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October 11th, 2010, 06:08 PM
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!!!!!! YAY...keep us posted!!!
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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