I am almost 15 weeks pregnant with my first and have gone to my OBGYN since I found out I was pregnant. Now that I am learning about all the natural methods out there I think I really want to go with a midwife. I really like my OBGYN but I want a more personal experience. Every time I see him I have to remind him what we discussed at the previous appointment and when I asked him about alternative birthing methods he didn't seem very supportive. So anyway I'm pretty sure I want to switch but just not sure when and how. Are there services that an OBGYN offers that a midwife does not? Can a midwife use ultrasound? Also, has anyone made the switch and had insurance - does insurance allow you to switch to a midwife? And should I get all my current records from my OBGYN to give to the midwife? How do I tell my doctor I want to switch without offending? What if complications arise is it rude to make the switch back to my OBGYN or do midwifes usually have a backup one that they use?
Sorry for all the questions... I don't like to offend people but I really think I want to make the switch. Any advise is helpful!View Thread
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