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lrowe70 January 25th, 2011 05:10 PM

Went to the Doctor Yesterday...
*Thought I'd share this story as I know many here have experienced backlash in regards to having a "non-traditional" birth. *

Yesterday I went to my regular doctor for a non-pregnancy related issue.
Of course during the visit we did start talking about my pregnancy and she asked what OB and hospital I was using.
I somewhat reluctantly told her we were using a midwife and waited for a lecture on the dangers...
But I was wrong!
She responded by telling me she used a midwife/birth center for her first child and had her second at home! She went on and on for about 10 minutes about how great it was and how she thought all women should do it. She was very excited to hear I was having a home water birth. Speaking with her got me even more excited than I already am.

The whole conversation was really uplifting because this is a woman who works right alongside OBs and used to work in a hospital. Usually the medical community is well...pro-medical community. But she was very supportive.

navywifey2003 January 26th, 2011 10:30 AM

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Yay! That is amazing!

Twinkle January 26th, 2011 01:19 PM

Re: Went to the Doctor Yesterday...
I love hearing stories like this!!

andi2284 January 26th, 2011 01:23 PM

Re: Went to the Doctor Yesterday...
That's great!
We chose our family doctor because it was the husband and daughter of one of my midwives. She ended up having her 2nd baby at home! It's so cool to see a doctor who choose home birth!

Martha83 January 26th, 2011 03:48 PM

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That is FABULOUS!!!!!

Our family doctor used to be the doctor that worked at the birthing center until she resigned (wanted more time with family)....She also supports nursing on demand AND cosleeping...I wuv her! LOL...

I'm sooo happy for you that your doctor is supportive of your choice!!! YAY

sodagirl January 27th, 2011 01:10 AM

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Yay!!!! Anabela's Pediatrician is like that too! WooHoo!

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