obgyn or midwife?

I've heard alot about both but I have no idea can someone help and maybe tell me there experience with what they chose? id assume a obgyn would be cheaper.. I do want whats best for our baby but im not the rich and things add up.

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    09/17/14
    I went with an OB and had a wonderful experience, I plan on going back to her when I have another child. I Theresa Gould is a midwife and might have advice for you.
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      09/17/14
      I've had both. The midwife was more of a personal experience and I didn't have to remind her if I was having problems like I did with an OB. The hospital quoted us as being cheaper, but in the end it wasn't.

      Have you checked into medicaid to help with pregnancy expenses?
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        09/17/14
        Does the hospital/doctor's office you want to use have information online? I picked my OB and my midwife through the website from their profiles... Sort of a gut feeling from reading about them and seeing their picture.
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          09/17/14
          I'd say try that one and remember if you don't like that one for any reason you can always switch.
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            09/17/14
            8Theresa Gould
            Some midwives do have billing services or will bill your insurance. It all depends on the insurance whether or not they pay for a midwife's services for a home birth.

            Actually, midwives are cheaper than OB/GYN s. A midwife's services will only cost $2500 and upwards depending on where you live. Whereas an OB/BYN is considerably higher and so is the hospital bill.

            The thing to remember is birth is not a medical event in most cases. Birth is a natural event that our bodies were meant to perform.

            Forceps and vacuums are usually a last resort and are not a normal part of birth, or shouldn't be anyways. If your doctor uses them a lot, I would look for another doctor because there are risks involved in using them.

            Ultimately, you have to decide what you are more comfortable with because that will be the best for you and your baby.
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              09/17/14
              Yes. It's your birth, not theirs. If you do all natural it will be a lot easier to get baby out. Gravity helps if you can stand, but with an epidural you have no movement and laying on your back closes the birth canal.
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                09/18/14
                When I decided I wanted to try natural I started researching coping ways... You could start research now and that might help you make your decision. They didn't ask me what kind of birth I wanted until second trimester (for water birth the hospital required they do a few extra tests). Ina May Gaskin has a lot of tips. (inamay.com) I watched a ton of stuff on YouTube and joined some groups on Facebook where i could ask moms who have been there questions (before I found this site). Spinningbabies.com (exercises) has good stuff that can help while you are pregnant.
                I have had three births with epidurals and one all natural waterbirth. You can always ask questions on here and check out the mom expertise stuff, too.
                In the end, it's up to you. Birth plans don't always pan out, but for me it was nice to have with the last.
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