Only just missing my period, I went to the doctor to confirm pregnancy and then on to the recommended OB. I spent my first appointment mostly talking to the nurse about the many test I would be given. My OB appointments were spent mostly waiting for her to come to my room just to leave again to visit another patient while I was getting undressed.
She never asked me my plan for birth and even joked once about a “pain free labor” because of the “good drugs”. She just assumed I would be getting an epidural.
By 20 weeks I knew this wasn’t the place for me. I knew I wanted more from my birth. I knew I deserved more.
I found a Birthing Center, took a tour and transferred my care. My midwives were wonderful. They spent time with me, answered all my questions and listened to my concerns. I went on to have two beautiful babies there, two years and two weeks apart.
You have a choice of where and how you birth. If you are not happy with your provider, have any uncomfortable feelings or just want more out of your experience- it is never too late to find someone new.
Childbirth is a wonderful experience that you should look forward to and enjoy. I am happy to be able to help you find that joy.