Thursday, October 7, 2010

a thought on caregivers

When choosing your obstetrician or midwife, keep in mind that he or she is indeed human, and has a certain way that he is comfortable about doing things.  It really is important to find one that is in line and comfortable with the type of birth you are expecting.  If you wanted a c-section, you wouldn't go to a doctor or midwife without any surgical experience.  Likewise if you are leaning toward the more normal route, you aren't going to want a doctor who flies into surgery at the drop of a hat.

My doctor was known as king of c-sections.  He was very skilled at what he did.  I did not end up with an c-section, but I had an episiotomy.  It wasn't what I had in mind, but it was what he felt was best, and everything turned out alright.  Just know that every doctor has a process that they use to go through birth, and every hospital has a procedure.  Get to know yours before deciding if it's a good fit for you.

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