Posted 1/11/2013 11:48 AM (GMT -7)
Thanks, Everyone! To answer some questions...my OB office is of course against using a midwife, but not because of my ileostomy....they are just against it in general because they have heard "horror stories". I just thought to myself that there are horror stories in hospitals as well. But yes, I did want to use a midwife because I like the more natural approach, but at the same time am starting to feel that it may not be the wisest thing at this point, especially since this is my first baby. I hadn't thought of the possibility of blockage during the birth, but that is definitely a concern. I also still have a lot of rectal bleeding, so it has crossed my mind that hemmorhage may occur from all the pushing?