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    Just a question for those who don't feel comfortable with the idea... How do you feel about male OB's? I know more male ones than female.

    Personally I wouldn't care as they are meant to be a professional and their gender doesn't bother me in the slightest.

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    Yep.. And 2mins after I met him he was rubbing my boobs expressing milk for bub who was in the special care nursery!!

    He was actually a really really lovely man and explained to me what was going on with bub and why he had to express and he taught me how to hand express etc.

    I think he was better than a couple of the female middies I had

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    Just a question for those who don't feel comfortable with the idea... How do you feel about male OB's? I know more male ones than female.
    I personally wouldn't see one.

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    No I haven't but it wouldn't bother me if I did. Most ob's are men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessC View Post
    Not in labour but I did have a male midwife sit in on a few of my appointments in my pregnancy. I have no problems with letting students in on my appointments.. Male or female.. They need to learn somehow.

    I'm not sure how I would feel if he was present at the birth as in my appointments he mostly observed. And I feel really bad for saying no as I know they need to learn but I dont feel like a man could ever "understand" the pain/experience of labour so I wouldnt be able to bond/trust him. But hey if I have one this time round it prob wont bother me and wouldnt be against it. Just wouldnt choose it I guess ??
    Re: not understanding, do you ask each MW if they've had kids, birthed vaginally etc...?

    A question for everyone, not just you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I find it odd that males are drawn to roles involving female health. I think alot of woman would not be particuarly keen on the idea.
    Yeah I wonder about this too, and most OBGYN's are male by the sounds of it too. I would be really really uncomfortable with it and hope I never am put in the position where I have to say no. I always get female doctors for anything down there related because I feel really uncomfortable with male doctors doing that stuff. I needed an examination in a semi urgent situation half way through this pregnancy and the only doctor available to do it was male, i hated it. It's one proffessional field I'm quite happy to discriminate against males in :/

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    Yes and out of 3 births and a lot of midwives, he was my absolute favourite.

    He said to me...
    I have never felt childbirth and never will, so you tell me all about it as I have no pre conceived ideas...

    He was patient, kind, helpful and by far the best midwife ever.

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    Yep - Had an awesome male middy with my first labour/birth, he was absouletly amazing, I hope I get him again this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerylsMum View Post
    Yes and out of 3 births and a lot of midwives, he was my absolute favourite.

    He said to me...
    I have never felt childbirth and never will, so you tell me all about it as I have no pre conceived ideas...

    He was patient, kind, helpful and by far the best midwife ever.
    The preconceived ideas thing is a biggy I think. I could hardly walk and my male MW got help, showed concern, asked DH to do things to make it easier for me... I had other MWs tell me 'oh that's just pregnancy aches'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    Re: not understanding, do you ask each MW if they've had kids, birthed vaginally etc...?

    A question for everyone, not just you.
    i was actually going to ask this. i know a lot of middies that dont have kids, some are old enough to not ever have kids, some just havnt had them yet


 

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