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Moments of truth are personal. They happen in different ways for everyone, and for different reasons. Have you ever wondered about the way other people approach their health and their care? Below, check out stories from real people like you about their experiences with the US health care system and with midwifery care. You can also share your own here.

Second child, first time around

My decision to choose a mid wife came a moment of realizing that I wanted something different, something better for my second child. Not that my first daughter wasn't of importance, but having my first daughter at a real young age, eliminated the option since no one around me was familiar with midwives & the concept of natural birthing. W/ my second child, her father's cousin is a midwife & Vegas, & after speaking with her on some of my questions & concerns, I decided to look further into natural birthing. I came across full circle online & right away loved all they had to offer. I made an appointment, spoke to someone & knew right then & there, this was a new journey I wanted to experience my second time around. I knew it wouldn't be the easiest choice, but after getting educated from my fiance's cousin (the mid wife), & after learning from all the midwives at full circle, I knew me & my baby would be so happy. On June 8, 2012 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Although I had wanted to do a water birth, bc of how fast my baby was coming, the mid wife explained it would be unsafe I move me. Even though I didn't experience the water, I experienced the love & care of a well educated & knowledgable mid wife. There were no complications, everything was simply perfect. Regardless of the pain at the moment, tht is not what I stands out in my mind from my experience. It is the care, the attention at my appointments, the knowledge that was shared with me & the partnership that I build with my mid wife for my babys arrival. This may not be for everyone, but I encourage all woman to truly look into all the wonderful things that come along w/ having a mid wife for your big day. It's like making a new friend, sharing the moment with you! :)

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