Saturday, May 9, 2009

Second Opinion Really Counts!

During the Pregnancy of my wife to our fourth child Benjamin was a bit difficult since we just move to a new town, and pretty much we don't know about the nearby hospitals so we have to look around and we found this one place which is very new, so we decide to have a regular prenatal there. On the expected date of Terumi (my wife's name) we did last ultra sound for the baby to make it sure everything is okay, but to our surprised we are told by her Doctor that she have to deliver the baby by Cesarean, and we are shock! I asked the doctor what is the reason? then she explained a lengthy explanations that she can only understand. So I told her I need a second Opinion, and she said yes it is your right to do so.

So we went to another hospital for the new ultrasound to confirmed the finding of the first one, and again, to our surprise other doctor told us that the baby is fine and she can deliver in natural birth. after we went home, one of our neighbor told us about a well known midwife who just came back from abroad she said that this person really good nurse and midwife, so we went to her clinic and we found out that she does home service and she asked my wife if she is okay with her to give birth at home, and she said its okay with me without any worry on her face. And then I realized that last experienced she had in the hospital her in the Philippines was not pleasant because during her labor the doctor don't allow me to be with her, unlike in the U.S. I was with her all the time. So we both decided that Terumi san will give birth in the house and it was a wonderful the whole thing went smooth and quick while my Mother is with us. So that is the reason why we do it at home

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