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I have not been online in a few days...sorry for the late response. I will ask around, I should in a day or two about docs in that area.
Do know that no midwives deliver at hosp anymore except research and KU. there was a HUGE shift in maternity care last summer/fall. Options are not so good right now.
Right now, we're looking into both. My husband isn't totally on board with a home birth yet so we decided to meet a few midwives and also an OB and see what we feel after that. I would LOVE some hospital doctor recs! Thank you!
ok here are the recomendations from my doula group
I suggest Deb Bersano at the Truman Lakewood Hospital Clinics. She is a CNM and I have had excellent experiences with her!!!
I had an OB with my last 2. Her name is Dr. Lemberger and she is with the Independence Womens Clinic. She worked very well with my family and my doula, she let me go as natural as I wanted (NO Arom, No epi, No IV, No pit, No Vax's, etc.) However, I wasn't crazy about Centerpoint. And that's the only place she delivers. But I honestly dont think one hospital is better than another :/
I hope these help.
Call any hosp based midwife and make sure she is delivering at hosp. still. most are not now.
as far as I know the midwifes devliering in JOCO are a NOGO unless you do a homebirth.
there is a brith center in KCKS I do not believe INS is accepted there.
the plaza midwife still delivers I belive and the research midwifes still deliver.
My hubby was not on board at first with a HB but I had the midwife come and talk to us and he did change his mind.
Now he would never go back unless we really needed to.
Most midwifes are not covered by INS because it is considered alternative care.
I recommend Deb Bersano 100%. I know the above woman does not, based on her friend's story. As I know every birth is different, every experience is different, but she has my complete whole hearted recommendation. After interviewing 5 midwives I decided to go with Deb based on our rapport and her knowledge. Upon each visit I felt more and more comfortable with Deb and have absolutely no regrets that she helped catch/deliver my child. I was almost two weeks late in mid july of this year and was embarrassingly one of those mothers that is always on the phone with either her nurse or midwife or at the hospital getting checked out to see if everything is alright. Deb never once made me feel like I was overly cautious or concerned and always reassured me that it was better to be safe than sorry. Finally the day came and I labored for 12 hours at home and knew from the feeling of my contractions, and not being able to speak through my contractions that I was ready to go to the hospital. When I arrived, Deb was there and ready to greet me at midnight. Even though I was only 1 cm dilated and I was still 90% effaced (like I had been for 2 weeks!) she insisted I stay and gear up to have a baby. Sure enough, 6 hours later I had my baby girl au natural. Deb was never in my face or bothersome and let me labor in peace and quiet and was attentive when I needed her to be. She is an amazing woman and an amazing soul and I still go back to visit with her and check in so she can see my daughter. She not only delivers at Truman Medical Center Lakewood but also Grain Valley.