Having pretty much decided that I’d like to change physicians, and being somewhat… distractable at work today, I launched into finding a midwife in my area. I’d looked originally. Really, I’d looked hard. But ironically, in some of the paperwork my current doctor gave me describing the hospital, it had mentioned a midwifery practice. So I looked again, and this time I found one.

There’s just the one midwife. She’s actually covered on weekends by the same family practice that I’ll be leaving, but my particular doctor is her least-favorite replacement and isn’t covering until October 21. If I’m still pregnant by the third week of October (my due date being the third week of September) uh, we have issues. She actually confirmed my worst suspicions by saying that he was the only doctor in the practice who still performed episiotomies as standard procedure. Now I would like to think that he’d listen to me if I said I didn’t want one, but…

So now all I have to do is get my records from my old doctor, but in a way that I don’t make waves since my midwife and my old doctor are colleagues.

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Brenda currently lives in Stoneham MA, but grew up in Mineral WA. She is surrounded by men, with two sons, one husband and two boy cats. She plays trumpet at church, cans farmshare produce and works in software.

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