I had a great midwife experience today. I get allergies in october, i have no idea what form but my sinuses always seem to act up. So when i woke up this morning with a stuffy nose i was heartbroken, i will take strep throat over a stuff nose any day! i emailed my midwife expecting that at some point in the next few days she would respond, it wasn’t a rush i wasn’t in a hurry just curious as to what i could take as i had never taken anything with my first, never needed to. With in 30 min, and before 9 AM on a Saturday i had a response back from my midwife! I was in shock what an amazing woman to respond to her patients so early and so kindly on a saturday morning. She wished me well, told her to call her if i got worse or ran a fever, and told me what i could and couln’t take. I felt so cared for the direct opposite of what my OB had made me feel the few times i had to call him during my previous pregnancy. As an example for you, at around 16 weeks i woke up with severe abdominal pain, i called him around 6 and his services paged him. he called me some 45 min later and told me to take a Tylenol and call him later. He made me feel like an idiot for having not taken anything, and told me my pain was prolly not as severe as i thought and that it was simply ligament pain and the Tylenol would work. because he had made me doubt my instincts and feel like i was over reacting i was hesitant to call him back, when i finally did about 2 hours past when he told me to, still with growing abdominal pain, he told me to rush to the ER. when i arrived there and had an ultrasound they told me i had a galstone but that i had passed it myself. (go figure i knew it wasn’t ligament pain, but thanks to my OB for making feel like a dumb 1st time prego mom i didn’t react properly) Well Lucky for me i have an amazing midwife this time, who responds quickly, kindly, and with compassion! and i couldn’t feel better about the women who is going to deliver my baby!