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    Just wondering if anyone has any experience in hiring a private midwife. Was it beneficial & worth the expense?

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    Did you deliver publicly ? I want as natural as possible & to be away from the hospital as possible...

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    Yes, I had the same mw for my first two births, then a doula/lay midwife for my third birth. Brilliant. I had excellent experiences every time, even when I ended up in hospital unexpectedly the first time (planned homebirth)

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    I had a private middy for DS2 and it was well worth the money - I wouldn't have any other type of care. I loved my middy, she is so enthusiatic about birth and babies and she loves her job. She is all for natural, intervention free births, which is exactly what I wanted (I had a very straight forward drug free birth with DS1). We had planned to have a hospy birth (they also do homebirths), but ended up having an unplanned homebirth.

    I'm very lucky I had a private middy, because when I rang her in labour to let her know I thought things were starting to happen I said I wasn't ready to go to the hospy (thought I still had hours and hours to go), so she said she'd come to me at home and see how things were going. Little did I know I was well and truly in established labour (not long after getting off the phone I was feeling the urge to push). She arrived only 20 minutes before DS2 was born on the bathroom floor. She was just amazing, and as soon as she turned up I felt safe and knew everything was going to be ok. Had I not gone with private midwife care I would have tried to go to the hospital and would almost certainly have ended up having a baby in the car by the side of the road.
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    sorry to hijack- but also wondering how you found a private midwife and what questions you asked them before hiring?

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    Hi I'm not pregnant yet , ttc atm , but def plan to do so this time round and have found a wonderful lady already and soooo supportive ! If you'd like any details I'm in qld ( Brisbane) don't know where you are , but she's fantastic support already and I'm not even pregnant
    It's soooo nice to find like minded people that share the same birth experience that you want and I have a gp that fully supports independent midwifes and I'll work in conjunction with both of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandramm1 View Post
    sorry to hijack- but also wondering how you found a private midwife and what questions you asked them before hiring?
    If you look up home birth Australia, or homebirth in any of the states, there are lists of Independent Midwives

    Questions to ask: At the very bottom of this page, is a list of questions you may like to ask mw's

    http://www.homebirthsydney.org.au/?q=node/77

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    Thank you for the replies ladies. I met with a lovely midwife yesterday who works for my Midwifes. The clinic they have is amazing & even though they are private they are allowed to deliver my baby at the hospital should I choose.

    Very excited for the journey ahead

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