Help finding a midwife in the Culpeper, Va area
Hi there all,
I know this is an old thread but thought it the best fit for my situation.
I'm new to the forum and a first-time mom-to-be. My husband and I are currently living in the Culpeper, Va area. We have been able to successfully calculate my due date around Dec. 16, 2010 which means I'm a little over 2 months now.
I'm positive I want an all-natural, preferably out-of-hospital birth. I've not yet been to see a doctor as I am hoping to soon find a midwife. But, unfortunately, it's proving to be a difficult task to find either a birth center in which a midwife operates from within or a midwife within a reasonable distance of our apartment.
My husband did call the ladies at Marshall Midwifery and Birth Center and left a message today. Hopefully, something will come of that. I've read and heard great things about Lori Orme and Tierney Dovan. And, their practice is only about 50 minutes from our apartment, which I know is still a distance but is the shortest we've yet to see for a reputable midwife.
However, in the event that the above mentioned midwives do not work out, any other suggestions would be more than appreciated. And, any personal experiences anyone is willing to share would be so much appreciated, as well, as this is my first birth and pregnancy.
Thank you, everyone, in advance for all the advice and suggestions.