(Closed) Those of you seeing a midwife…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m in Canada, so things may be a little different here, but if we no longer fall into the low risk category, we’ll be transferred to an OB. I agree that it’s probably not preferable for the OB, but I’m sure it’s happened many times before! 

We don’t have birthing centres here, you have a choice of a hospital or homebirth with your midwife. We’re talking about a home birth, but we’re still registering at the hospital in case I change my mind or we do wind up needing to be there. Do you have a birthing centre that’s attached to a hospital near where you are? One of my best friends is in the US and that’s what she’s chosen for the exact reasons you said!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

A friend of mine recently gave birth at a hospital at the last minute after her home birth wasn’t going as planned. Her midwife just made a few calls to different hospitals to see who had a bed available and then they were on their way.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

If it happens before labor, your midwife will transfer you to the care of an OB. Many times, midwives are in a partnership with an OBGYN; that way if health problems arise, there aren’t any problems. During your next visit, just ask your Midwife what her normal plan of action is in those cases.

If something happened during labor, you will be transported to the hospital, and you would give birth there.

Hospitals/ER’s have to take you, period.

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