Log In Sign Up

Midwife concern


Forum: Home Birth

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Home Birth LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
June 24th, 2011, 06:45 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 10,730
Send a message via AIM to WendyBird Send a message via Yahoo to WendyBird
So, last month I was at the early part of one of my Hypnobabies' student's birth. She had some health issues going on that were probably going to send her to the hospital. In the end, the midwife decide to induce her to try to get her her home birth. Well, she did it by using cytotec! In the end, it was a great home birth, and everything turned out fine. But it scared the crap out of me because she is also MY midwife. We had a class in which we discussed the dangers of cytotec, so she knew about it, but she still chose to take the pill from the midwife.

Ladies, I'm a little worried! I know that I would never agree to take it, but just the fact that my midwife prescribed it doesn't sit well with me. BUT, I don't have any other choice but her. No hospital or doctor within 2 1/2 miles will touch me because I had 2 cesareans, even though my last birth was a VBA2C. She is the ONLY midwife around here. So, it's a home birth with her, or a scheduled cesarean.

Our next appointment is on Tuesday, and I told her we're having the "what if" discussion. But I'm not sure exactly what I should talk about. I know I need to know the situations in which we'd go to the hospital, and what she would do if I needed to be induced for some reason.

I really do like her, and I trust her, but I am worried still.
__________________
Wendy, Mom to
Kyron, Porter, Donovan, & Jocelyn

Reply With Quote
  #2  
June 24th, 2011, 12:35 PM
~*3 little bears*~'s Avatar Jack~Mack~Brooke~Baby
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 5,666
Send a message via AIM to ~*3 little bears*~
I would say the most important thing here is for you to be educated and know what you are ok with and not ok with because even if she were to suggest or recommend something, you ultimately have the right to refuse whatever you don't feel ok with. I would stay with her but just maybe talk to her about some of her typical practices (like for inductions, complications, etc) so you can be prepared when the time comes as to whether or not it will be ok with you. Best of luck!
__________________





Reply With Quote
  #3  
June 24th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Twinkle's Avatar Platinum Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 57,412
I agree, I would talk to her about what her standard practices are for certain situations... go through the what ifs in your head and ask her what she would do. Ask her about what meds she does prescribe and talk about your concerns with any of them. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
__________________

Check out Justmommies Blogs!



Are you interested in hosting a chat? Or maybe setting up a chat time for your board? Send me a PM for openings and more information!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
June 28th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,571
Ditto to the above. Ultimately you have the decision, and you know what you feel comfortable with. No one in their right mind would give cytotec to a VBAC, especially outside of the hospital, so I can't even imagine her suggesting that for you.
__________________
~Jess~
Mom of 3 awesome girls

Lucia Jane, born 10.9.11


Forever missing our angel babies
Reply With Quote
  #5  
June 28th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Momof4Boyz's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 8,212
Send a message via MSN to Momof4Boyz
I had cytotec with my 2nd induction and I didn't know crap about it at the time, apparently I lucked out though because it worked as planned for me. When I interviewed the one birth center here and my husband actually brought up my going past due and cytotec was one of the things she mentioned! I know my face was like : `I have never met a midwife who liked the use of an induction drug, let alone cytotec! Then she went on to say she'd break my water at 42 weeks if I wasn't in labor... that's kind of when I lost interest in the whole place.
__________________


Facebook
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:33 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0