Ogden Nurse Midwives
From the moment a woman finds two pink lines, or a plus sign, or the word pregnant on that plastic stick, she begins to think about the changes that are needed in her life. Then the questions come: Should I eat sushi? Can I take aspirin for this headache? (And when I was pregnant with my first baby) In order to be on the safe side should I just lie in bed for nine months and hope that everything turns out okay? (My readers should know that I suffer from severe anxiety – these things seem reasonable sometimes.)
I’ve not had the best relationship with my past OB/GYN providers. Apart from the anxiety, I like to do things my own way and they tend to have a lot of protocol.
This time, I decided that I wanted to go to a midwife who would be available when needed and someone who is thorough without being an alarmist. It was also important that my insurance covered the cost and that I could deliver in a hospital. After doing some research I chose Ogden Nurse Midwives.
From my first appointment, I knew that they would match my needs. They provide excellent personal care. Our midwife got to know my husband and me, it was like a monthly visit with a friend. He was respectful of my needs as a person with anxiety. It was easy to get in to his office when I felt that there might be a problem and he never made me feel silly for wanting to be seen.
One of the best things about going to Ogden Nurse Midwives was that I was able to get an ultrasound with every appointment. It is amazing to watch your baby grow every month and it gave me comfort knowing that all was going well in there.
But even that was not the very best thing.
I wanted to have my baby naturally. I was able to do it with my two year old and I was a little cavalier about it this time. Fate would prove that I had been a little too confident. Even though my midwife told me – twice – that I should make certain to get enough rest, I had been up for almost 24 hours when I went in to labor. Fatigue made labor much more difficult this time.
The hospital called my midwife soon after I got there at 3am. He came right down and acted as an advocate for me and my birth plan. He stayed with me the whole time, coaching me through labor. I would not have been able to get through it without his help and expertise.
If you have the need for prenatal care, give them a call. I’ve had four children and Ogden Nurse Midwives is, by far, the best I’ve seen.
Ogden Nurse Midwives can be found at:
5285 S. 400 E. STE. B
Ogden Utah, 84405
About the Author:
Lori is a writer whose home is full. She has four children, a dog, a turtle and a husband providing her hours of entertainment, awareness, anxiety and pure joy. They also mess up her house quite a bit.
She has lived in Ogden for most of her life except for a five year stint in Norfolk, Virginia where her husband was stationed with the Navy.
Currently, her diet consists mostly of left over macaroni and cheese and peanut butter sandwiches which she refuses to let go to waste.
Lori’s favorite pastimes are hiking, swimming, reading and writing which she does with her fellow nerdy friends in a rather quirky, local writers group. You can find their fiction writing here.