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Midwives in central NH?

post #1 of 11
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I'm pregnant with our 2nd child and I'd like to find a midwife group in the central NH/lakes region area. I was with the Dartmouth-Hitchock group in Manchester with our first and I loved them, but that's a little further than I'd like to drive now. I know that, 2 years ago, the DH midwives in Concord were only on-call during the day, so there wasn't a guarantee of having a midwife at your birth - and that's why I transferred to Manchester. I do not want an OB attending my child's birth. So, does anyone have any recommendations for me? I will be checking out Jeanne Brown (sp) in Concord...anyone else?
post #2 of 11
Natanya Champney out of Littleton, NH. Not sure if that is too far for you.
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Natanya Champney out of Littleton, NH. Not sure if that is too far for you.
I think it might be, but I'm not sure...I'll have to look.

I forgot to mention in my OP that I'm not interested in a home birth, so I'm looking for a midwife that either has a birth center or works with a local hospital.
post #4 of 11
Cindy Taylor in Franklin
post #5 of 11
What do you consider Central NH? Sad, I grew up in NH but I'm not sure what the Central part would be. Do you mean near concord and heading northing towards the Lakes Region?
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Originally Posted by Mama Coltrane View Post
Natanya Champney out of Littleton, NH. Not sure if that is too far for you.
I love Natanya! She delivered my last baby. Not sure if she does anything besides homebirths though, but worth checking into since she is the best.
post #7 of 11
If you're looking for a midwife with a birthing center, as far as I'm aware the only one in central NH (Concord/Lakes Region) is Jeanne Browne at Concord Birth and Wellness Center. You're correct about the midwives at DH in Concord - they are only on-call during the day on weekdays.

Jeanne is wonderful!! She caught 2 of ours at her birth center. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, either time.
post #8 of 11
Another option in the Concord area is Carol Leonard at the Longmeadow Farm Birth Center in Hopkington:

http://www.nhmidwives.org/midwife/Carol.htm
post #9 of 11
I can't quite picture where you are, so just in case, here's a birth center in Keene, NH.
Mary and Annique attended my son's homebirth, and I them!

http://monadnockbirthcenter.com/monadnock-midwives.html
post #10 of 11
Carol isn't practicing anymore, as far as I'm aware. She retired a few years ago; there was a story in the local paper and everything. I'm not sure why she's still on the NH midwives page ... lol!
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Just wanted to have an official post up advocating for Alice Peck Day Hospital in Lebanon, NH. I had a VBAC there in 2008 and the midwives were fabulous.  Felt a lot more open-minded than what I heard about Dartmouth Hitchcock (DHMC).

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