I have been in L&D 3 times now. The last two I had the same nurse (guess that was just good timing) and I had a nurse practicioner checking on me and I had the on call OB come in and talk to me and make the decisions. Yesterday I was back and instead of what i was used to i had a nurse to check me in and then I only saw a midwife, she came in hoked me up to the monitors, asked some questions, checked my cervix. But she seemed SO unsure of herself. She kept asking me why I was making "faces"... um, well I'm in pain! I'm having contractions and they aren't pleasant. Then she comes back a while later and gives me some medicine and checks my contraction monitor and says "wow, you havent had one in 25 min!"... uh i can see it and know how to read it and it registered 3 in that time span and I felt EACH ONE!
I'm anxious to see my OB on monday and get her take on everything. But I'm wondering why I would see a midwife and not an OB? or if anyone else had an experience like this. Maybe it was just her, or I'm just not used to not seeing one of my Dr.s