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August 20th, 2012, 09:08 AM
MommysPocket's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Question: I had my DD at our local hospital but am thinking about switching to a midwife. Only problem is I'm still trying to decide who I should go to. Should I stick with my current Dr and switch later or wait until I figure out who I want to go to and switch now?

I'm wanting to make my first appointment but not sure which route to go, advice?

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August 20th, 2012, 09:29 AM
HalfDozen's Avatar Formerly Number5OnTheWay
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I would switch now. Around here, they send you to a nurse visit around 7 weeks. Then you see the provider another week or so after that. That would still give you a little time. I absolutely hated my doctor that delivered my 2nd daughter, but I ended up pregnant with my 3rd so shortly after that, and I didn't feel like I had time to change. So, he delivered her, too, and the experiences were not good. He had TERRIBLE bedside manner. Anyhow, I would just say make the switch at the beginning because it seems to be harder and harder to do as your pregnancy progresses.

I use a practice that has both midwives and doctors so that if there should ever be a need for medical intervention, I'm already set up.
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August 20th, 2012, 09:36 AM
Jaxon04NTaylor08's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I would switch now. I would rather have the Dr that is going to deliver me follow me during my pregnancy

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August 20th, 2012, 10:34 AM
*Anya*'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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you can switch whenever, my sister switched from dr. to midwife at 34 weeks. However I would definitely choose the midwife. Most midwifes will meet you and do an interview without a commitment if you want to see if the ones are interested in will do that.
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August 20th, 2012, 10:45 AM
MommysPocket's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Thanks everyone. I didn't really have any problems while I was there but they did push me to induce and I'd rather have a dr who gives a little more support in that area.

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August 20th, 2012, 10:50 AM
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i switched my midwife at 2 days before my due date! I didn't even get to go the first appointment with him, i delivered the next day!
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August 20th, 2012, 11:33 AM
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I'd be inclined to go ahead and make the change from the beginning, especially since it's still early and you have time.

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August 20th, 2012, 01:14 PM
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You can make the change later if you want, but it would probably be easier to switch now. A lot of midwives will set up a meeting with you so you can ask questions and see if it is a good fit. I switched to a midwife last time when I was 36 weeks pregnant and that worked out. In hindsight I wished that I had started with a midwife.
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