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?
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]
I'm pregnant - do I really need a midwife or doula? [more inside]
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]
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]
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!
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]
Can I fire my obstetrician for delivery, but keep her as a gynecologist thereafter? Do I want to? [more inside]
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]
Looking for a midwife in Toronto. Any recommendations? [more inside]
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]
Looking for an obstetrician in Minneapolis or St. Paul, as well as general guidance on natural childbirth options/timelines. [more inside]
Midwife recommendation in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
This pregnancy is so different from the last one, and I feel weird. [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
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!
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]
Can two parents who are both O negative have an O positive offspring? [more inside]
What African language should I learn and how should I go about it? [more inside]
Is it a good idea to use a midwife instead of an OB/GYN? [more inside]
MaternityFilter - Fetal Heartbeat Question. [more inside]