Wednesday, 29 February 2012

My Midwife journey.....

 With all this talk of going back to the 1950's and with the completion of the successful BBC series 'Midwives' it got me thinking of my midwife journey. So way back in 1998  as I started my pregnancy journey .. clutching my copy of  Emma's Dairy  I went to see my midwife.

Emma Driary is a source of brilliant information for pregnant ladies , well it was for me anyway. Ever the pragmatist  I pointed at the bit in my copy of  Emma's Driary ( 1998 )  the bit where it mentioned Domino Delivery and this sadly is not anything to do with a successful pizza delivery service  .

It's when the midwife is with you at home for the majority of the labour, you then go in for the actual birth and then are home as soon as possible after the birth, sometimes within a couple of hours of delivery. It's a way of spending the maximum time at home and not in hospital but with midwife assistance.. Which is pretty much what is talked about currently. I was  laughed out of the Doctors surgery with the words ringing in my ears " We don't have the resources for that! ".

 I should have complained but I didn't  at the time now I would  as it happens it wouldn't have been suitable becasue of the complications I went on to have. But I would liked to have the oppurtunity intially to have it.

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