Hi ladies, I just wanted a bit of advice, um tossing up wether to go to OB (private) or midwife clinic (public).
What are your experiences-pros/cons?
Yay I got my 3+ today. I was trying to hold out until 5 weeks so that I would def get a. 3+ and not have to buy another one but I caved and tested this morning at 4w6d... But I'm super happy with that
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That's where I'm coming from too - I like the idea of seeing the same person all the way through. I feel more comfortable with an OB but some people have suggested it's a bit extravagant for a low risk preg when there are perfectly good midwives "that will do the same job for free".
Thanks for your input too @the scientist, I live remotely so do t have the option of a birthing centre
Tricky choice go with your gut feeling! Xx
I don't see any reason to pay for private. Mind you, I'm also a first timer so I can't actually give any feedback on how this approach will go!
My other issue was that the hospital i'm zoned to, is in a dodgy area, and there's no way I'd want to give birth there
I had milk supply issues (which they only discovered on day 3), so was glad to be in hospital. Mostly the midwives were helpful with helping to establish feeding, except for the midwife who told me I was starving my child, and a male midwife who thought 3:00am was a good time to start teaching new breastfeeding positions
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