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Do you have experience with a home birthing tub?

My wife is having a home birth with a water tub and midwife. The 2nd floor in our home makes the most sense for the tub in order to have access to a bedroom and other comforts. I am concerned about the weight. I have calculated the volume of water and the weight is around 3000 lbs. Is that too much weight for the floor? Have you had a birthing tub upstairs in your home? Any engineers want to chime in?
posted by pixlboi on Dec 5, 2016 - 6 answers

I need a high-risk OB. I want a midwife. How can I do this in Ontario?

Due to my history of pulmonary embolism, I have been told I need a high-risk obstetrician to handle my prenatal care and delivery. However, I want the more hand-holdy and actually present approach of a midwife. But you have to choose one or the other. Is there a team-based practice or some sort that I can use? Or get a midwife first and then get them to bring in the OB, or...? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2016 - 17 answers

doctors and midwives and doulas - oh my!

I'm pregnant - do I really need a midwife or doula? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Apr 1, 2015 - 33 answers

miscarriage number two. so now what?

This was me. It took months to heal then then a few more to get pregnant again. We knew we were pregnant for basically three days before I realized something was wrong. I feel dismissed and I need to be able to advocate for myself better. I am so full of rage. So- people who have experience more than one miscarriage- what do I need to know? What should I be asking? And hey, if you have any nice success stories of babies after more than one loss, that'll be great. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2015 - 40 answers

Please help ID a novel about a woman who was in a magdalen laundry.

I read the book about 6 or 7 years ago and it was to do with a woman in her late 40's to 50's who became pregnant when she was a teenager and was sent to a Magdalen laundry type place where she stayed for a quite a long time. After she left she became a midwife. [more inside]
posted by h00py on Dec 12, 2014 - 7 answers

Movies About Childbirth, Doulas, The Affect of Babies on Marriage

Hey There Brilliant People! Could you please send me any film, tv or play suggestions that are about women going through pregnancy, the affect that has on their marriage, and women who work with doulas and midwives while pregnant? Thanks so much!
posted by sunnyblues48 on Sep 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Should I file a grievance with my health insurance for midwife's bill?

I used a midwife throughout my pregnancy but ended up with an emergency c-section. My insurance company has denied part of the claim leaving me about $3,400 poorer. I'd like to recoup as much of this as possible from my health insurance but I'm not sure the best way to go about it... [more inside]
posted by hibbersk on Feb 28, 2014 - 12 answers

Sure, have at the ladybits, but hands off the baby.

Can I fire my obstetrician for delivery, but keep her as a gynecologist thereafter? Do I want to? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 23, 2013 - 25 answers

Out-of-network midwife less than deductible - still bill insurance?

My chosen midwife is out-of-network for my insurance company. She also costs less than the deductible for out-of-network providers. Should I still bill my insurance company? [more inside]
posted by jillithd on Jan 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Looking for a midwife in Toronto

Looking for a midwife in Toronto. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Sep 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Birth Options in Iowa City

I'm looking into having a midwife assisted birth in the Iowa City area in March. Anybody have any suggestions? I am completely unfamiliar with the options available there. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Aug 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Nature + science = baby?

Looking for an obstetrician in Minneapolis or St. Paul, as well as general guidance on natural childbirth options/timelines. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Midwife recommendation in Vancouver, BC?

Midwife recommendation in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
posted by branparsons on Feb 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Different Pregnancy is Different. This Different?

This pregnancy is so different from the last one, and I feel weird. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Navigating pre-natal care

How did you find a good medical professional/practice to care for you during pregnancy? Did you visit several? How did you decide? [more inside]
posted by phisbe on Apr 6, 2010 - 15 answers

what to give to someone who gives?

The midwife who was incredible at our sons birth two days ago is going to Haiti for a week to work with a group of doctors. She has been told she has to bring everything she needs for her own support. We would like to give her a gift before she goes, perhaps something she might need and would not think of. Any thoughts form the hive appreciated.
posted by silsurf on Feb 15, 2010 - 26 answers

All things prenatal in NYC

We're expecting our first baby in January 2010, and I'm looking for recommendations for all things prenatal in NYC. Anything you can recommend from midwives and doulas to shopping and yoga would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by defreckled on Jul 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Open-Minded OB In Chattanooga?

Looking for an OB/Gyn in or near the Chattanooga, TN area that is knowledgeable (or willing to learn) about PCOS and open-minded about nonstandard births. Alternately, looking for any feedback from folks who have used the midwifery services of Ina Mae Gaskin or the other midwives at "The Farm". [more inside]
posted by Gianna on Nov 18, 2008 - 8 answers

can i get private health insurance in canada?

are there any private health insurance options available in canada? im australian and i want to have a baby there. also, is it possible to have a baby without involving a hospital, ie through midwives? [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe on Apr 24, 2008 - 20 answers

Midwife in DFW?

My little sister is pregnant! She lives in Fort Worth, Texas and has not had any luck finding a birthing center or a midwife. Anyone out there in DFW have recommendations? Thanks!
posted by tingting on Mar 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Who's in charge?

Can someone spell out for me the hierarchy of doctor(s), certified nurse midwives, nurses and others in the setting of the labor and delivery room? [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Nov 29, 2007 - 12 answers

An O positive offspring of two O negative parents?

Can two parents who are both O negative have an O positive offspring? [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Nov 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Where should I go and what do I need to learn to speak?

What African language should I learn and how should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Nov 15, 2007 - 18 answers

Should I use a midwife or an OB/GYN?

Is it a good idea to use a midwife instead of an OB/GYN? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Sep 20, 2007 - 55 answers

Fetal Heartbeat at 14 weeks

MaternityFilter - Fetal Heartbeat Question. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jan 25, 2006 - 19 answers

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