Yep, the earlier the better! Last time around, I called my IM when I was 7wks, I met with her for the first time when I was 16wks, but I had spoken to her over the phone a few times before then.

I knew that I wanted her to be my Midwife (she was Midwife for a few homebirthing friends) and so wanted to make damn sure I got in first to book her