Originally Posted by zzoie
Actually the question was more about who is everyone else using more than looking for a recommendation. I'm sorry that you haven't heard good things. Before she took a brief hiatus she was the busiest midwife in town. I'm glad that there are plenty of midwives for people to choose from to find that right fit.
like I said, I havent met her.... most of the things I have heard have nothing to do with her actual skills as a cnm.
personally i wanted a more spiritual experience with my birth and from what I have heard about her, over the past 4 years I have been around birthing mamas, is that she is more medical minded and less "with woman". I want a midwife to have skills, but I want her to have heart.
maybe the busy part was the problem.
I guess I just think that the busy part came from the fact that she took insurance and was a CNM.... which I think is important to people who are less informed or less comfortable with homebirthing.
idk, just my opinions.... I personally would never go with a CNM. I am a RN and I dislike very much the application of western medical model on birth.
I am glad she is back though, anything that keeps women from the hospital and at home where they are safe is much better in my eyes.