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I Don't feel comfortable with my Midwife

(10 Posts)
Kazzie123 Tue 09-Apr-13 10:21:18

Hi All, Yesterday was my 3rd visit to see my local midwife at my GP's and im still not warming to her. I go into my appointment really excited and come out deflated!!!! I know it would probably be hard to change midwifes as id have to change GP's as well. I think though i could possibly put up with her for my appointments, but does any one know does this mean she will be at the birth i don't think i could handle her then!!!

kelb6180 Tue 09-Apr-13 10:22:17

The midwife I saw throughout all my pregnancies was not the one present at the birth.

glossyflower Tue 09-Apr-13 10:23:32

You can ask to change midwives.
I've had two community midwives but both have been really lovely so I've been lucky.

FattyMcChubster Tue 09-Apr-13 10:27:42

You can ask to see a different midwife. I never saw the same one twice! Also, it was a different midwife again in hospital and again for home visits.

lyndie Tue 09-Apr-13 10:28:18

What is the problem though, is she rude, unfriendly, unhelpful? Or we're you just hoping for something different? If you're having a home birth she could be there at delivery depending on when you go into labour, if you're having a hospital delivery it's extremely unlikely.

Kazzie123 Tue 09-Apr-13 10:40:21

thanks all this is good to know, i knew i could handle the appointments but the thought of having her at the birth was getting to me. Its just the way she speaks to me when i ask a question like as if i should know when honestly i haven't got a clue Lol!!

Kazzie123 Tue 09-Apr-13 10:44:28

thanks all this is good to know, i knew i could handle the appointments but the thought of having her at the birth was getting to me. Its just the way she speaks to me when i ask a question like as if i should know when honestly i haven't got a clue Lol!!

Keepsmilingsunshine Tue 09-Apr-13 18:23:43

I didn't like my MW at all. Her clinics were rushed and nothing was clearly explained. Also she refused to give me my maternity exemption certificate until 16 weeks, claiming that if she signed it off before it would expire sooner hmm. I changed GP surgery to one more local and the MW I have now is wonderful. She's friendly, reassuring and down to earth - so glad I moved smile.

ellentullo Tue 09-Apr-13 20:55:24

suggest you feedback to the GP practice at some point how you felt - after delivery if that feels more comfortable, or even anonymously. There might be other women who are also not happy and these things can go on for ages when no one feeds back - I realise that this is sometimes difficult though

dexterpat Wed 10-Apr-13 11:27:13

Mine is a bit blunt she's strait to the point and not very likeable but she's really professional and knowledgeable, I have a cover one a few times and some if them are very 'nice' but I like mine more as she doesn't talk down or condescendly to me - this is baby 3 and I've had the same midwife for all but at the hospital I have had a different one every time never my community one - find out which hospital she may attend and go to a different one!!

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