Our first midwife appointment was today. Hoorah. I feel like I've waited for ages just to get to this point.
And it was a good appointment. We waited, maybe 5 minutes and then spent a whole HOUR with Carol and Savannah (who is a midwifery student). It was great. I asked all my questions, answered all of theirs and I feel really confident that I made the right decision to go with a midwife.
We talked about a home birth and my concerns about it being too messy.
Carol said it's really not that messy at all and they bring all the stuff you need.
So I dunno.
I don't feel the NEED to have it at home and we can reserve a private room which sounds fun. And nice. Well, maybe not fun, but different. And I'm all about the different. Haha.
My main concerns:
They will pressure me to do something I don't want to do (they being doctors since they'll be there) like take drugs, get a c-section or whatnot.
Will they let me be with my baby right after it's born - will they want to give it lots of shots or tests or things that I don't understand?
These things I need research and talk about with Jamie and figure out what we want.
I've got lots of reading to do between now and our next appointment (April 16th I think) so that will keep me busy.
I also get to go for another ultrasound in the next few weeks as well as get some more bloodwork done. Whoopdeedo.