“I hired a Midwife – so I know she will be supportive, wonderful, help me have an ideal birth.”
Take your head out of the sand! It isn’t that easy. Just because you hired a Midwife does not mean that she will support what you want.
Choose your care provider carefully.
Choosing your care provider carefully is just as important if you are choosing a Midwife.
Just because you hired a midwife doesn’t mean she will automatically be the right choice!
It is just as important to
- ask questions
- check referrals
- follow your intuition
regardless of if you have hired an OB or Midwife.
Certain Techniques Questionable
Here are a few interesting posts about Midwives trained in a certain technique and boy I can tell you I would NOT want one of these midwives at my birth.
I love this post by a midwife reminding moms that they need to ask midwives questions and they need to watch out for red flags. http://midwiferyramblings.blogspot.com/2011/01/art-of-deceit.html
Followed up with
There are some midwives I know who are NOT trained in this method, but I still wouldn’t choose them to be my care provider – so it isn’t about methods, it is about so many different things and only you can know the important ones to YOU!
How can you know if your midwife is the right one for you?
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