Hey ladies, does anyone has any ideas on Private birthing centers in Edinburgh - just researching to keep my options open (have read some real horror stories about Royal Infirmary Simpson's center recently, which is bothering me now)
I am looked after by Community mid-wives and they are not very responsive when I want to discuss my birth options (last meeting I was told that they would have no role in my birthing process so its anyways not a great idea to discuss it with them) My birth-plan notes in my file remains to be empty and I am 31 weeks now. (my next appointment is at week 34 with the community mid-wife again, so again no chance for discussing the birth-plan I guess).
I have no idea of when I would get to meet anyone from the Simpson's center and my CMW told me - at the time I am already in labour (WTF - when do I discuss my options and what I want to do - she gave me no clue and said I should wait for it untill wk 36 - I think that is insane)
I dont really have an option to change my mid-wife as on my last 4 appointments (Starting from booking appointment) I have met 4 different mid-wives with 4 different student mid-wives (so whom do i change, all 4 of them, the chances are high that I would anyways get to meet a 5th new mid-wife in my next appointment.
And honestly I am getting a little sick of it in my head !
Same story goes with my GP - I have never seen the one mentioned on my NHS card - registered with the University Health Center living within 0.7 miles radius of UHC I dont know if I can change my GP surgery (tried to ask the UHC receptionist about it - she gave no further clue) - and I have seen 3 different GPs a 3 different occasion and one of them is completely useless (I told her I am feeling UTI symptoms and she said I should wait for my next mid-wife appointment to give my Urine samples - that was when I was week 14 - so at week 16 meeting, I gave my samples but they were "damaged" - thankfully either I was not having UTI or it cured by itself as I increased my cranberry juice intake those days and got little more paranoid about toilet cleaning which freaked my husband)
i dont want to panic or be rushed or pushed into things before realizing and evaluating fully what my options are but here with NHS system I am just feel like I am being herded like a sheep in a certain direction and I have no clue where I am headed.
So any help or suggestions would be truly welcomed !!