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  • I did the Bradley Method also, and when I talked with my OB about it, I got the same feeling. So, at 25 weeks I switched practices and found a great midwife. It was like night and day at that first appointment. It is so important to not only be knowledgeable, but have support from your childbirth Professional. I don't know any Midwives in Ohio, but you can check out this website There is a link on that page to "find a midwife".

    Don't feel bad about switching practices, but if you have insurance, just be aware of what that might do to your fees. It didn't add any expenses for us, it was just a little confusing, but the billing people at the new MW office were great at walking me through it.

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  • You should find a care provider that is enthusiastic about natural birth. It's really not that late in your pregnancy.

    I gave birth with my family doctor, and she was awesomely supportive. Every time I brought up something like delayed cord clamping or labouring at home, she usually answered with "that's a good idea" or "that's what I do anyway". You don't have to stick with someone you feel like it will be a fight with.

  • There was a post on the 3rd trimester board of someone who switched practices at 37 weeks!  If you're still pregnant, it's never too late to switch.  Just double check that the new office will see you this late in the game, and make sure they take your insurance.

    It's more important for you to feel comfortable with your birthing experience than to stay with a single doctor the whole time.  If you aren't comfortable with their answers, start interviewing other doctors/midwives.

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  • 28 weeks is not too late at all, you should definitely look for a new provider.  Good luck!
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  • I switched at 28 weeks.  It is not too late.  Good luck!
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  • 28 weeks is not late in the game.  If you look below, someone just switched at 37 weeks.

    Why in the world would would you want to stay with someone who is not supportive?  IMO hiring a supportive care provider is the #1 thing you can do to have a successful natural birth. 


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  • I never post here, but was just lurking and wanted to say I switched at 32ish weeks because we moved halfway across the country.  My new OB's policy was that they wanted to review my records prior to accepting me as a patient.  My previous OB's NP took care of the referral and getting the new OB all of the information.  Granted it is a different situation, but changing OBs later in pregnancy really isn't that big of a deal.
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  • OP: I wrote a very similar post last week. My OB is really, really good as a physician but a total skeptic about natural birth ("you may think you know what you want, but you probably don't"). We are going to tour a birthing center at another hospital that has midwife care. Assuming that goes well, I'm going to switch and go with the midwife. Fighting a battle with my OB is one thing I don't need - and I'm sure you feel the same!



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