Friday, April 1, 2011

Week 20

Happy April! We had an introductory meeting early this morning with the Midwifery Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. When we woke up it was snowing! I hadn't slept very well last night, so Brett very sweetly brought me breakfast in bed. It was still snowing as we drove to our appointment, but shortly after we came home it had stopped. We got about an inch.

We woke up this morning to SNOW!

I'm glad we went to the meeting. The Midwifery Center doesn't feel at all like a hospital. The practice is in a beautiful old Victorian house (right next to the hospital) and is decorated inside in such a way that makes the space feel much more like a cozy home than a medical practice.

We met with Annie Heath, one of the four midwives in the practice. She was able to answer our questions and was very nice. She is a parent of twins herself, two 15-year-old boys!

Our feeling from the meeting was positive and as we discussed our options more after we got home, we realized that it really comes down to who we would feel most comfortable with if the birth DOESN'T progress smoothly. If things go smoothly (both babies are in the head first presentation, and I am able to handle the birth well without intervention) either Hampshire OB or the Midwifery Center would be fine.

I am pretty sure that I would feel more comfortable with the Midwifery Center if complications arise, because I think that the midwifes, rather than the doctors, would be more likely to thoroughly present the options available to me without pressure.

For now, we're going to continue with our next appointment with Hampshire OB (April 11th), and ask them some more questions when we meet the next doctor there. After that, we'll probably try to make a decision on whether to switch or not.

20 weeks! Half way!

Coming up on Monday, we have another detailed ultrasound at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Kathy is planning to come with us again, because she enjoyed the last one. We're not sure how much we'll learn from it, because it'll be the same as the last one except the twins are now a month older/larger. It's fun to "see" them, though, and have confirmation that they are still healthy.

1 comment:

  1. You're barely showing, and you look very healthy. Are you sure you're pregnant?