4 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
When my child was persistently breech, Marge repeatedly urged me to wait as long as possible before seeking out alternatives for my birth. The only actions she did encourage were home remedies that did not threaten her loss of me as a client. Marge diagnosed my breech baby as vertex, and urged me to “wait and see”. Her estimation of position was disproved by both my intuition and an ultrasound. My child had been breech for as long as I could tell, yet I did not find out until leaving Marge's care that if the baby had never been vertex and remained breech at 30, 32 and 34 weeks the greatest probability was that the baby would remain breech. The 3 to 4% chance that she quoted of my baby staying breech was, in reality, a much larger probability. This is information that I feel was left undisclosed in an attempt to hide her own incompetence and fear of liability. It was not until barely four weeks before my due date that Marge admitted to me that she had not attended a breech birth for several decades and that there was no chance of a natural breech birth with SHMS. When I insisted on a natural birth, she suggested that this option was possible but highly unlikely. By leaving her care and empowering myself with information and real options, I was enabled to have an optimal and amazing home birth. I am dismayed at Marge’s interpretation of midwifery care, and my heart goes out to the other mothers who have no doubt been funneled into “elective” caesareans by her misinformation. This midwife is definitely a “doctor in disguise.”
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
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