Posted 02 June 2019 - 03:15 AM
We went with a midwife too for the following reasons:
1.) When it's time for us to deliver, it will be with one of the 2 midwives we've already met, not the OB/GYN on call.
2.) My wife's appointments are for a full 30 minutes (our friends complained that their appointments with OB/GYN often felt rushed less than 15 minutes) and her appointments are always on time (friends with OB/GYN said appointments were always late 30-60 minutes). My wife had just one appointment with an OB/GYN because she had a succenturiate placenta lobe and her appointment was 2 hours late.
3.) Our midwives gave us a 24 hours emergency line which we have used a couple times and were connected with the midwife right away. My wife had to go to the hospital 2 weeks ago due to extreme abdominal pain - we called at 11pm, when we arrived at the hospital, the midwife was there waiting for us (fortunately, everything was okay).
4.) Continuity of care - they will follow us up to 6 weeks post-partum and will visit us at home a week after giving birth.
Overall we have been very happy with the care we've received from our midwives. If anything, I think going with a midwife will be more hands on than with a OB/GYN
March 2016 - Miscarriage #1 (chemical pregnancy)
August 2016 - Miscarriage #2 (Trisomy-16)
December 2016 - Miscarriage #3 (unknown - suspected chromosomal abnormality)
IVF #1 - Aug 2017 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol) - 9 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 blastocysts, only 1 PGS normal embryo 5BB mitoscore 25.1 (frozen)
IVF #2 - Nov 2017 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol - with testosterone priming and growth hormone) - 7 eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized with ICSI, 1 blastocyst PGS-normal 5BB mitoscore 33.12 (frozen)
IVF #3 - Jan 2018 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol with growth hormone) - 4 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 1 blastocyst PGS-normal 6BB mitoscore 29.82 (frozen)
FET #1 - March 2018 - cancelled due to thin lining (6.25mm)
FET #1.2 - April 2018 - cancelled due to thin lining again! (4.85mm)
FET #1.3 - June 4, 2018 (lining 7.5mm!) -
ERA Aug 2018 - Pre-receptive by 1 day
FET #2 - Sep 18, 2018 (lining 6.9mm) Beta #1: Sep 30, 2018 - 682 Beta #2: Oct 6,2018 - 6656 U/S: Oct 15 - measuring 6w4d (CRL 6.87mm), HR 127bpm! U/S: Oct 25 - measuring 8w1d (CRL 16.69mm), HR 168bpm! Discharged to midwives! June 7, 2019: It's a girl! DD born 7lb 2oz