Monday, May 5, 2014
International Midwife Day
With River I was offered a midwife. I was so happy because I couldn't have one with Asya. The midwife I got has been amazing. She has helped us and walked us through what has been a very hard, very scary, high risk pregnancy. She has been our rock and made sure our every concern was addressed. I don't think we could have gotten through this without her and the wonderful staff she works with.
With Asya I didn't have a midwife. I was told no midwife in my town would see me, and so I chose a female OB. If you remember the posts after we lost Asya, she was cold unfeeling, and let me miscarry for 17 weeks, and blacklisted me from getting any other help in my town so I had to seek help 3 towns away and go to a different hospital, where I received immediate help and surgery. Now I am not saying all OBs are bad or that all midwives are great but in my experience OBGYNs often do not have time to go the extra mile for their patients. So if you have been lucky enough to have a midwife make sure you thank her (or him) and that they know how much they are appreciated!