We have heard this statement a lot when we mention we are going through a midwife with this pregnancy. It kinda makes me giggle. Why not? is my reply. They bring more love and care to your family then any Dr. you could ever have. There are many reasons to have a midwife.
1. Lower chance of interventions (including c-sections). This one I’m really excited about. I hate how fast nurses and Dr.s want to pump you full of Petosin because your body isn’t “doing things fast enough.” Really? I’m pretty sure God make our bodies for this. Helping your body alone should be a last resort, not the first!
2. Higher chance of having a unmedicated birth, if that’s your wish. (safer for baby and for you.) I have only gone two labors without meds. I’ve always caved thanks to “interventions” that made the pain worse. I’m looking forward to an all natural birth.
3. Generally longer and more detailed prenatal exams, with more personal attention.
4. A generally different ‘take’ on pregnancy/birth — midwives see it as a natural process; doctors see it as a disaster waiting to happen. They also will respect your decisions and will not guilt you into doing anything you don’t want to do. This is very common with hospital births.
After having many different experiences birthing (all not that wonderful) at hospitals Dean and decided to go with a midwife with baby 9. We have looked into going through a midwife in the past but didn’t have luck finding someone in our area. Before we were even pregnant with this sweet little baby, we had been talking about wanting to find a midwife and a lady from church says, “oh, I know someone.” lol just like that, and we had a lead. I was very excited to meet with Rebekah Knapp. I had a chance to talk with her before even getting pregnant and knew we wanted to go with her when we did get pregnant.
Most of our family and friends pretty much think we are crazy as it is with WANTING more kids let along wanting to have the baby at home. However, over the years the have come to terms with out craziness. We have been blessed with family and friends that love us and even though they may think we are a little off our rocker,they are happy for us. This means a lot to us as many large families don’t get the happy support they need or want. Also, if they don’t agree, they politely keep their negative comments to themselves. With that said, thank you to all of our family and friends that love us, even though we are a bit crazy! Enjoy the article posted below from a lady who has had all her kids at home.