Habits for the Soul

My First Midwife Appointment Experience

Earlier this week, I had my first official midwife appointment! I had gone to a group orientation back in July, which is where I first fell in love with this midwife group but this was my first real appointment getting down to baby business! Up until this appointment, I had confirmed my pregnancy with an OB and went for an early 9 week ultrasound (mostly because I wanted to confirm that there was only one baby this time). I was curious to compare and contract my experience this time with an OB and my midwife group so I scheduled my 11 week appointment with my OB and with the midwives on the same day! Read More

Habits for the Soul

Why I’m Choosing a Midwife Instead of an OB for My Pregnancy and Labor

In my first pregnancy with my twin boys, I was 21 years old living overseas in Okinawa, Japan with my husband who was serving active duty in the Marine Corps. I didn’t really have much of a choice of where I gave birth, as there was only one military hospital. Through TriCare, I was assigned an OB and all of my appointments were in that one hospital. My OB was super sweet and made me feel comfortable the entire pregnancy. Read More