So I'm 27 weeks tomorrow I'm it's finally starting to dawn on me that this baby is going to have to come out! I'm not worried about the actual labour (yet!) but my choices for delivery. The closest choice would be a small midwife led unit, with only midwives available during labour, no doctors at all. At my booking in appointment the midwife told me that the next closest would have doctors available but not lurking about everywhere, and then the next is a more doctor led unit.
I was fine with the midwife led unit, but now I'm starting to doubt my choice and am thinking of changing. I guess it's just nerves creeping in?
What I'd really like to know, is what the midwife unit can offer me. I know I couldn't have certain types of painkillers, like epidurals, but I don't want one so that's not a problem, but what about if I needed help with forceps, or they had to make a cut? Would that be something the midwives could do, or would they have to transfer me to one of the other hospitals.
This is my first and I'm classed as a low risk pregnancy, so I hope I won't need any of this. I have an appointment next week but I thought I'd ask in here first to put my mind at rest before I see my midwife next week. Sorry I waffle on a bit! Thanks. X