Originally Posted by Miss April
My midwife had one that she reccomends, but she's not taking new patients
Any mamas have any thoughts/advice for me?
When we lived in CA, we were required to take our homebirthed babies to the pediatrician within 5 days of the birth... We took them to a ped for the first check-up, then ended up with another one the few times we went for illnesses or the rare well-baby checks we actually made it to. Perhaps the ped your midwife recommended would at least agree to the first check-up? That way you at least don't start getting harrassed until you're feeling a little stronger, and maybe it will give you some more time to find a pediatrician you are happy with? If you end up finding one before the birth, you can always switch.
We also opted for our youngest to go to a naturopath for her 3-day-old check up... in CA he had to work with an osteopath who signed off on the records, but in VT a naturopath is considered a "real doctor." Anyway, my sense would be that a naturopath, if that is an option for you, would tend to be supportive of homebirth, no vax, no circ, etc, etc.
Since we have other kids, we are lucky to have already found a pediatrician we like. Thank goodness, because I remember your stress! Good luck!