Midwives, Part 2

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tonight I met with a midwife from Alma Midwifery, and I knew almost right away that the midwives I met with last week were the midwives I wanted to work with. At this point, I'm looking for a good personality match, as the midwives on my list all come with excellent recommendations. So, as of tonight, I've decided on NW Community Midwives. I'm excited that I've narrowed it down, and can't wait for my first prenatal appointment the first week of May! Ultrascreen will be sometime towards the end of May, and I'm looking forward to seeing the baby on the screen. I will post pictures!

P.S. Here is a picture of Samuel taken during an ultrascreen when I was 12 weeks pregnant. The ultrascreen measures the nuchal translucency. Coupled with bloodwork, it gives is gives results in the 90% accuracy range for Down's and Trisomy 18. Of course, it is only a screen, but it can be an early assurance that the baby is healthy, and you get to see the baby's whole body (all 2 inches!) on the monitor for about 30 minutes, as the baby is extremely mobile, and it takes time for them to get the measurement.

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