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abigailsilva January 14th, 2007 06:59 AM

OMG, i can't believe it's today already...It seems like just yesterday i was deciding on HomeBirth and I was only 17 weeks. For some reason THIS has been my milestone...the one I looked forward to, the one that makes it official! I don't know why, but anyway, i'm totally excited!!!! She'll be here at 5:30, we are keeping DD here so she can see MW in her house and get used to that concept. But beyond that i don't really know what to expect....like do i get her a little stool for her to face us like in her office :huh: :lol: I'm guessing she'll do my exam on my bed? I'm still wrapping my head around the idea of my "doctor" in my house...lol, guess old habits die hard eh?

If any of you have had the 36 week Home visit, could you tell me how yours went?

DahliaMarie January 14th, 2007 08:57 AM

Hi! I was nervous and excited when my home visit came around, too! Basically, she just came over did the normal weigh in, (she brought her own scale) pee in a cup, blood pressure stuff and then we went into the guest room where she measured my fundal height and listened to the babys heart beat. She looked over my birth kit, and left. The whole thing lasted maybe 30 minutes. She was in a little bit of a hurry though, something about having to pick someone up at the airport.

Be sure to let us know how it goes!

Frelle January 14th, 2007 11:36 AM

might talk to you more about where you envision it happening, seeing what her area to work in is like, etc. Will likely do exam on your bed, not choosy about chairs. Since I know your midwife and have had home visits with her, thought I would chime in.

abigailsilva January 14th, 2007 02:32 PM

LOL! Thanks!

abigailsilva January 15th, 2007 08:52 PM

IT Was Great!

She brought her assistant and I got to meet her and her sweet little 4 mo. baby! How adorable! The assistant, J, is also a Doula and certified Cpr and all that so that's cool.

Weight, didn't gain any
Heart rate, 120, which freaked me out at first, but he was sleeping and it goes down towards the end...
Fundal 36 cm, so dead on
Station, she says -2 from external exam
BP, 120/80 slightly high for me, but i was a little excited that they were there and she let DD "check my BP" first, and she darn near took my hand off...LOL!
I told her of my hunch of a OP baby and she agrees, she says I have the pelvis for it...meaning it's large and baby has so much room that it doesn't really force him into position, oh well....it'll be cool to see his face come out right?


MW let DD do the whole checkup, it was SO cute, she let her put the goo on the Doppler and check for the baby, and "measure" and clean the goo OFF my belly (she got it EVERYWHERE) DD was loving it, i think she's gonna be a MW! Haha

We decided where we will put the birth tub, and i really like the spot....

At one point the assistant was nursing her baby and Emmy was looking at the baby, and she wanted to see baby's face (under blanket)....i didn't even see any of this, me and DH and MW were talking. All of a sudden DH and the assistant BURST out laughing....DD asked her why that baby was drinking her boobie! LOL! it was TOO funny! I had been TRYING to explain it to her for months, but it didn't click for her till tonight!

Oh and she has a huge stash of Raspberry leaf tea, and she will give me a bunch at my next appt.

Kimbo January 15th, 2007 09:18 PM

I am so glad to hear that it went well. I remember that I was really looking forward to the home visit too. It was like I finally got to play host with a special friend.

I miss my midwife :wub: She is a fantastic woman. I love the BF story.

Kimbo

abigailsilva January 16th, 2007 09:01 AM

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I am so glad to hear that it went well. I remember that I was really looking forward to the home visit too. It was like I finally got to play host with a special friend.

I miss my midwife :wub: She is a fantastic woman. I love the BF story.

Kimbo[/b]

That's exactly how it felt! Thank you :inlove:

MissyPrincessEha January 16th, 2007 11:02 AM

AWWWWWWWWWW! My heart is so full for you! I did a 35 week visit with a mama last night too. I love home visits. They make me feel so warm and cozy! :)


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