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March 12th, 2007, 06:20 AM
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She was so nice! It was just a visit, not a prenatal, so we just chatted a little bit... small talk, but also talked about birth philosophy, some of our experience, her experience, and what we want. I told her I'm going to have to think more about what exactly it is I want her to do. Past experience has shown that I definitely labor best when I am left alone, and we really just want her there in case anything comes up that DH and I couldn't handle. But when it comes down to it, I might decide I don't want her there at all. But she seemed to be very supportive of that, and if I "don't call her in time" what is she gonna do?

The only disappointment is that she is completely against the use of all ultrasound... which means she doesn't use a doppler. I am suspicious of the safety of ultrasound myself, but I was really hoping to hear a heartbeat! That's okay, though.
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March 12th, 2007, 12:39 PM
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Wow!

Glad to hear it went well

My MW didnt do much in the way of dopplers unless there was say a problem during labor & she needed to get hear heart tones quickly... but she would always use her fetoscope and once she found the heartbeat shed let me listen. My son also got to hear them with the fetoscope

So you wont be completely out of luck just ask to hear with the fetoscope!

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March 12th, 2007, 04:15 PM
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I am glad you like her. Sorry about the doppler thing, but like Lala said maybe you can hear with a fetoscope.
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March 12th, 2007, 04:27 PM
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Yeah, we have a fetoscope that I was given during my last pregnancy. They generally aren't useful until 20+ weeks, so I'm going to get an exercise in patience.
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March 13th, 2007, 05:57 AM
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Glad it went well. My MW only uses the doppler if there are suspicions. We used it at my last prenatal because of all the bleeding I've had and the loss of one baby. Otherwise I wait till 20+ weeks too!
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March 13th, 2007, 06:38 AM
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My midwife only used a doppler during labor. In fact during labor is the first time she ever listened to Fritz's heartbeat. I always listened to it with my regular stethoscope starting around 28 weeks. I could feel him kicking at 14 weeks so I knew he was okay in there.
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