Midwives on the continuum

10 March 2010 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

Pretty obviously, there are lots of differences among midwives, as among the members of any group. After talking to some of my friends and cousins, though, who are also seeing midwives during their pregnancies, I’ve been struck by how drastic some of the differences are–some midwives are more medically minded, while others are far more on the side of the midwifery model of care. Even among homebirth midwives (which in MA for now virtually excludes CNMs and therefore slants toward the midwifery end of the scale), there are many differences in terms of how much prenatal screening they suggest and how many newborn exams and procedures they suggest.

So, what have your experiences been? Did your midwife advise an ultrasound, or suggest against them entirely? Some midwives suggest no GD screening, while others suggest a modified version of the sugar drink test using jellybeans (or pancakes). What about Vitamin K for your newborn, and other things? Where does your midwife fall on the continuum?

–Christina

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Uncategorized. Tags: .

Do words matter? ABC reportback from NIH VBAC conference

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Twitter updates

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Updates

March 2010
S M T W T F S
« Feb   Apr »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Archives


%d bloggers like this: