The ideas and values that they base their practices around were so amazing. Practice number 1) they never take the baby away from the parents unless there is an emergency. Practice number 2) they hand you your chart upon signing in for each appointment. You never need to ask for it and if you have questions they answer them very happily. Practice number 3) they have you meet each of the midwives during the course of the pregnancy so that no matter who happens to be on call when the baby comes, you have met her and established a relationship with her.
So far we have had 4 or 5 appointments and each one has been really personal. The midwives take the time to really answer every question we have. This week was our most recent appointment and Rivkah had a list of questions that she wanted to ask. The midwife, seeing the list in Rivkah's hand said "are those questions that you need to ask" Rivkah:"yes" Midwife:"Ok, let's start with those today." It's little things like that that make me so sure we are doing the right thing by choosing the Center for our care.
Just some numbers to note:
-Rivkah is now 19 weeks pregnant.
-The baby is about 5.5 inches long from crown to rump.
-Weight is about 7 ounces.
-Ike's heartbeat is at about 144 beats per minute.