Does anyone has experience with water births in NJ?
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12/5/08 at 11:15am
Thank you so much for all the answers. I did look up Hackettstown and we managed to go there this weekend. I had a really good impression and I liked Lisa a lot. Has anybody used them? I am making an appointment for january to go visit longer. Although it is far from where we live in Princeton, it seems like it would be worthed!
This is such a great system. I am truly impressed! Thank you again, moms!
I traveled an hour to have my son at Hackettstown, all of the midwives were great, Roxy was on duty for us. We loved it there--both my husband and my 3-year-old son were there for the birth and stayed with me the whole time I was there--2 days. We had our own room with 2 beds. I did not have the water birth I had planned (long story) but due to the very difficult birth I am certain that had I been elsewhere I would have definitely ended up with a c-section. The baby was born with his elbow hooked over the top of his head and was not coming down, in distress, etc.--in the end I didn't even tear (and he weighed 9lbs 7oz!) I guess what I'm trying to say is that if I were to have another, and even if I didn't want a water birth, I would travel to Hackettstown again. Everyone was so friendly, the facilities are wonderful, they didn't blink an eye to no vaxes/eye ointment/etc. and Dr Chi the pediatrician was amazing!!