I don't know you, I'm not sure why I like your name, it just appeals to me.
AFM: Chloeandme - thanks so much for the names. I called Gaye Demanuele today, we are meeting next Saturday. I googled her and Fiona and saw a few things written by Gaye that gave me a really lovely feeling. I can't wait to meet her, she didn't think my age should be a problem or that the caesar scar should either (it was nine years ago).
Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly.
Last edited by traseal; 24-01-2011 at 13:14.
How is everyone? I am meeting with a potential midwife tomorrow - I wish it was tomorrow today- I can't wait to meet her and chat about a home birth plan. YAY!!
I should probably join in this thread
I'm in Melbourne and currently on the lookout for a midwife. I'm hoping to contact a few today. I have contacted Andrea Bilcliff but yet to hear back
I had a GP app last night, he gave me all my referrals for scans etc for the whole pregnancy, so I'm all set in that respect. Told him my plans, he wasn't thriilled (I knew he wouldn't be) but said obviously it's our decision. At least he didn't put dp off which is what I was worried about, just said hb makes him nervous as if things go wrong in obstetrics they usually happen very quickly. I re-assured him we are 5 minutes from a hospital and I'm super low risk, so he kinda shurgged and that was it. Meh
Would love anymore suggestions of middies! I've taken down the names of the ones mentioned previously and will contact them. I'm finding it hard to find an actual website with a simple list, or is it just me?! I'm in South-east melbourne.
Feeling very excited, more so every day! This decision just feels so right
ooilou - hope your meeting goes well tomorrow Let me know what you think of Gaye, we live very close to her and might need to give her a call one day if we decide to have another! (if I can convince DF...)
em1984 - hi, congratulations It's good your GP gave you everything you'll need as far as referrals, my GP wouldn't do that, she told me I had to come back for everything yeah good luck! She looked at me like I had grown a third eye when I told her I was having a home birth I'm expecting a call anyday now from her asking when I'm going to do the GD test... she won't be happy to hear that I'm not going to do it. Ah well.
Was your DP a bit hard to get on board? Mine was. No amount of research or studies or books or docos could change his mind... but he came around.
Have you had a look here? I posted it a few pages ago but in case you missed it How far from the CBD are you?
AFM, I am still plodding along. Keep meaning to call and organise the birth pool, but I keep forgetting. Meeting my back up midwife soon, just waiting for her call to make a time. But other than that, not seeing my middy for another month now, then its every 2 weeks! I'm 28 weeks tomorrow! And starting to feel well and truly over being pregnant!
B&H - How are you going??
Traseal - how are you going?
Bellini- Any news on the midwife front for you?
Butterflies & Hurricanes - how are you going luv? Any action yet?
Em1984 - Welcome. I know how you feel. I am so excited at the prospect of a home birth - definitely the right decision for me too. I'm not sure of other midwives, but read below for news about who I have just decided to go with.
Chloeandme - thank you so much for suggesting Gaye. I met with her today and she is lovely and I have decided to have her as my primary midwife. I am looking at the package that includes 2 midwives, so yet to decide on a second. The middy that Gaye has been working with lately is moving to Ballarat. She know of some others, but it is still early days for me, I'll wait for a while. She know's of a GP who is sympathetic to homebirthing that I can go to for blood tests etc (I'm also vegan to add another layer of complexity- want to be sure my iron and b12 stay good).
Well all - hope you are well. xoxoxo
thanks ooilou! Glad to hear you have found someone! I got in contact with Helen Barrington last night and will be meeting with her hopefully in the next week or so. For others, if you have met with a midwife and have been happy with her, have you still interviewed others? Also, with a secondary midwife, can this be anyone of your choice? Or do they have to be a colleague of your primary midwife? I'd like to look into Gaye as well as she appears to have a really good rep.
ooilou, do you feel even more confident about it all after speaking to a midwife? I'm sitting at about 98% at the moment and my partner is probably about 90% and I just want to know I will come away after meeting with them with us both at 110% if you get me? I know this is a the best decision for me, but my partners tiny doubts seem to be getting in the way a bit....
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