Midwife Trip

English: A sleeping male baby with his arm ext...

English: A sleeping male baby with his arm extended (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I went to the midwife yesterday.  Nothing was really out of the ordinary. The baby is fine, but breached, at least at the moment, but it’s too early to worry about it. She suggested some exercises that would help get the baby to turn as well as a site to check out called Spinningbabies.com.


One of advantage of having a midwife and a home birth is the cost (there are a million other advantages as well, but I can get into that later). At the moment, Mike doesn’t have a steady income, so this is important. If I can stay out of the hospital, we can pay cash if we had too – and it’s less than the deductible of both our previous insurance deductible and the one provided by the state.


I will most definitely be doing the exercises – and probably spending a little more for abdominal massage to help the baby turn. However, I won’t know if it’s necessary until our next appointment.  The exercises are just to help keep the uterus and muscles aligned so that there’s enough room for the baby to turn. I also understand that the massage is also to help with alignment.


I have another appointment on the 26th. Instead of the usual 4 weeks, she decided to cut it one week short to time it with the time of my pregnancy. After that, it will be every two weeks until term. Yup, it’s that close. 11 more weeks to go.


So much to do, so little time.



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2 thoughts on “Midwife Trip

  1. You hang in there. The Portuguese here in the islands turn babies by doing “Bushe”(sp?). It’s a kind of massage that works miracles. Yes, cost is certainly something to consider. The birth of my son was $200 as opposed to who know’s what, but surely a couple thousand. I don’t know if the book Special Delivery is still in print (it’s been 29 years), but it had invaluable information as well a light-hearted way of looking at birthing. I didn’t follow all their recommendations as it was a commune with a different support system, but it gave me a lot of good ideas. It was an incredible experience, one I will never forget.

    • I’ll have to check that book out, it sounds interesting. I’ve had five other kids at home with no problems, so I’m not too worried, yet.

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