Friday, December 08, 2006
Well I finally heard from my midwife yesterday and since I have had two c-sections she can no longer take me as a client. I had a feeling that this would be the case but without knowing there was still hope, but now that hope is all gone. It is sad to me that not only will it be unlikely to find a doctor who will even allow me to attempt a VBAC (in fact most if not almost all of the doctors here in town won't even do a VBAC after only one c-section)but most sad that our midwife will not be envolved with this pregnancy. I have absolutly loved our midwife. She was a perfect fit for our family. She delievered my first son. Did a couple of prenatal visits with my second son than we moved to Ohio. We had one midwife who delivered our second son who than retired and so we had a different midwife deliver our 3rd son. We moved back here to Texas and she did all the prenatals on my 4th, and 5th sons and our 1st daughter. Although she did not actually deliver the last three. She did stay by my side throughout my entire birth of my 4th son. We went to hospital for a non-stress test,as I was two weeks late, and since the doctors didn't want me to leave they lied to us and induced my labor (of course they admited they had no evidence to support what they said after it was too late for me to leave and that I didn't have the pre-eclampsea that they said I did). I was induced with pitocin and NO epidual or pain meds. This was the most horrible pain I have ever endured and I had severe back labor in several labors not to mention my daughter putting her shoulder in my back for the entire time I was in labor. Still not as bad as being induced. But our midwife was there for me the entire time. She wanted me to have a girl just about as much as I did and rejoiced with me when we found out I was having one. She has been wonderful and it is sad to know that she will not be a part of this pregnancy. Now starts the task of trying to find a doctor that I can trust. I have not had a good experience with doctors who deliever babies. Let's see being lied to, being told that I was being mistreated by my midwife who didn't have my best intrest at heart, etc. This is a very scary prospect to me and I don't know exactly where to start. I do know that I will be calling my midwife to see what she knows about the doctors in town and do know that I will not be using the doctor that delievered Katie since he is in practice with a doctor our midwife refers to as dr. Evil and from everything I have heard that is a well earned title.