I am 8 weeks along and just had my first OB appointment with Dr. Wendy Kindrick at Women's Integrated Healthcare in Grapevine. The appointment went just fine, but I was a little curious if anyone on the thread has delivered at Baylor or had Dr. Kindrick as their OB.
I am wanting a natural childbirth and I want to make sure that my OB and Baylor are going to be fully supportive. When I asked Dr. Kindrick about her stance on natural child birth, she seemd to kind of dance around the subject with comments like, "I do what is needed for a healthy mom and baby." I want a healthy baby too, but with as little medical intervention as possible.
I also learned I HAVE to have a saline lock, which I hate - was anyone out there able to successfully combat this issue at Baylor? I don't want to be all wired up and unable to move around. I also want to be able to have the option of having different birthing positions to allieviate pain and just do what feels natural to me.
One last thing! I am interested in hiring a doula to help support me during child birth. My husband may not be here during the birth since he will be deployed, and I feel I may need someone else there looking out for what I want.
Any comments, suggestions, or personal stories on these topics would be greatly appreciated!!!