Thursday, November 3, 2011

Choosing a Midwife

After seeing all the midwives we could find in the Tri-Cities, we have finally found our midwife. The one we want to deliver our baby – Dr. Virginia Frazer. She runs Blue Heron Naturopathic Care in Pasco and is also a licensed midwife.

Matt and I both had a hard time choosing our midwife because we loved them all. What made Dr. Frazer stand out of the crowd was because she has her doctorate in naturopathic medicine [which I love]. She is a very caring lady. During our conversation where she was asking me the routine questions about my health I had mentioned that I was having some seriously bad dreams.

She had me explain to her what they were about. I told her it was just silly nightmares about zombies and surviving while trying to give birth. Although the one dream that concerned me the most was the miscarriage dream. I mentioned to her that I had just suffered a miscarriage right before getting pregnant and was concerned most about this dream.

So she brought me into her clinic room where she will be seeing me for future appointments and let my husband and I listen to the babies heart beat. I don’t know about Matt, but I know that just being able to hear that thump, thump, thump, going 170 BPM really reassured me that everything was okay.

After that we finished up the consult and Matt and I took the paper work home that we would sign almost a week later to confirm that she is now our midwife. My first prenatal appointment is on the 16th[which I am sure I will be talking about also].  I am very excited that we finally found our midwife. Everything seems a little more set in stone now and I for one and totally relieved about that. 

11.5 week baby bump =]

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