Friday, May 17, 2013

2nd midwife appointment and glucose test

Today I met with Midwife #2.  The man... he was very friendly and open to answering all of my questions.  Seriously, as someone who started with a Family OB, the midwives are so much more relaxed and willing to sit with you to patiently answer all of your questions.  I hope that future pregnancies can be handled by a midwife.  I love midwives.

I'm now much more comfortable with the male midwife.  Call me sexist, but I was unsure about it.  He totally made me feel at ease.

He is actually the chair of the department, so the people whom I had spoken with previously had said I needed to speak with him about water birth.  I did.  He said that due to OSHA requirements, they couldn't allow it.  They had done a survey last summer to see how great the interest was amongst their clientelle.  Only 5% were interested in water birth. 

So, that's disappointing.  But on the bright side, one of my questions that was answered was that I can eat and drink normally during labor.  Whew!  I was a bit worried about that... I need to keep my strength up and I get really cranky when I'm hungry.


  1. I love midwives too! I'm planning a waterbirth. They just approved it in one hospital it Atlanta for vbacs. So thrilled! I will have to have some underwater monitoring due to the fact that I am attempting a vbac, but I'll take it!

    1. Yay! So excited for you! Maybe with future children I'll be able to do a water birth. I can hope :)