Hello. As you can see by my ticker I'm 17 weeks today! Woot! I've been peeking in here for a while and wanted to make a formal introduction.
I'm in transition of choosing between two practices. I left my old practice for many reasons. I'm a bit perplexed on what to do and which route to go down. What leads to my main issue with choosing between the two because I am very sensitive to drugs, esp man made hormones, think bcp, lupron etc. Typical drugs that are given to most people with no problems, tend to give me horrible side effects to the point where I've gotten a side eye from doctors before because my side effects are so crazy and not normal but alas they are true.
The 1st practice, typical OB, is at a major hospital and I'm scared that they will push drugs faster as from several reports of women who have given birth there that is how it works most of the time. The 2nd practice, midwife based run by a OB who believes in midwifery but is there for emergencies and overseeing, who is at a women's hospital.
I guess my main issue is that I have fear of going in both ways. I have fear that if I don't go with the "big hospital" something bad will happen and I will regret my decision. I'm hoping that with all of your insight into a natural labor can help me out since I know more about medicated labors than natural. I feel more comfortable going with the midwife practice, I feel like they understand my medication complication history and will respect it more but again, fear is a big motivator in making decisions. Any insight, stories, advice would be very helpful!