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December 31st, 2008, 09:55 PM
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I guess it probably would've better served to ask this BEFORE I was due in two weeks, but would you recommend a doctor, or a midwife?

I personally am seeing actual doctors. I started out in the midwife clinic and decided they were crazy when I was about 22 weeks along. But this is my first baby... what would you all recommend?
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December 31st, 2008, 10:53 PM
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A midwife or a natural childbirth supportive Dr.

I don't see a need for a surgeon to birth a baby.

Less interventions are better, healthier and safer overall, for mom and baby. Assuming you have a healthy mom and baby, you are both better off going 'natural'.

I had an OB with my first, and a very managed birth that I didn't see as a bad thing. I have learned a lot since then.

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January 2nd, 2009, 12:17 AM
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Ive always had a OB from the clinic I went to. Im not sure if Id want a midwife just my opinion though. I see that you are giving your baby up for adoption. That is very couragous of you to do

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January 2nd, 2009, 07:44 AM
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It depends on what kind of a birth you want. If you want drugs, drugs, and more drugs for the pain, stick with your OB.
If you want a natural birth with few interventions (like me!) you'd be better off with your 'crazy' midwife.

It's up to you. Remember that the more medicated you are, the higher your chances of needing an emergency C-section or other emergency interventions.
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January 2nd, 2009, 12:39 PM
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Whoever you are comfortable with. I had an Ob and loved him. He was all for natural childbirth, no c-sections, no inducing, etc. He was great.
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January 12th, 2009, 10:58 PM
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midwife and home births for me everybody is different though!
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