Ok. So here’s my update in the childbirth department, as promised.
I found a very local midwifery practice, which I think I mentioned, made up of two midwifes. They will do either a home or hospital birth depending on your preference and the healthy, normal/low risk progression of one’s pregnancy.
As soon as I found out I was pregnant, all discomfort around a home birth went out the window. I scheduled an introductory appointment with the midwifes, to make sure we clicked and I fell in love.
The intro appointment turned out to be more of an orientation with another pregnant woman where we were given the practice’s background and each midwife’s individual background and were encouraged to ask questions. Both midwifes are extremely experienced, have amazing relationships with some top local OBs, have hospital privileges at the nearest hospital, and are amazingly down to earth and warm.
I don’t want you to think I’m throwing around the work “warm”. Let’s just say, in my last appointment I did not feel too uncomfortable during the pelvic exam and that is unusual for me. It was just a quick, easy, no fuss thing and then we moved on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it was fun or anything. Just not the usual torture and I could sense she cared.
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to my home birth. Everything about it. I will keep you updated with the preparations for that as well as my progress as I pursue becoming a birth Doula!