I live near South Bend, IN and am looking for an OB. I got pregnant in August and started to see the OBGYN I had been going to since I was 16. After my initial visit, I wasn't really excited about their philosophy. I don't want an epidural; I don't want to be stuck in bed for as long as my labor lasts. When I asked about a walking epidural, they didn't know what that was... I have since miscarried, and after terrible "customer service" from my OB's office (dr was great), I've decided that I certainly want to look elsewhere.
I want a doc that is supportive of natural birth, that won't induce me, or pump me full of drugs.
I know there are midwives around, there's an association in Mishawaka, but they're not in my insurance network... I'm also not sure I want a midwife instead of a doctor, but it would be nice to have the option!
Can anyone in this area recommend a doc or midwife? We're going to start TTC at the end of the month, so I'll need to start inverviewing soon.
Thanks in advance!