or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Midwife in Columbus,OH?

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
I'm very new to the area & would love to find a midwife. Any reccomendations would be appreciated. I've talked to one location but they don't deliver-just w/ you throughout pregnancy. TIA!
post #2 of 32
Thread Starter 
I didn't see the pp w/ similiar question. I am looking for midwife-but hospital birth instead of home. TIA
post #3 of 32
post #4 of 32
The midwives at Women's Contemporary Healthcare (http://www.wchcare.com/faq1.html) attend births at St. Ann's hospital, which has long been one of the area's more natural birth-friendly places. My understanding is that they are the only practice in Columbus that does hospital waterbirth.
post #5 of 32
Thread Starter 
I found 2 practices that have midwives that deliver. The one I chose delivers at 3 diff hospitals & has 2 offices near me. Thanks for your help ladies. I will keep St Ann's in mind if we opt for a water birth. Now I'm just going to research drug-free labors & learn as much as possible.
post #6 of 32
So glad you found a practice that will work!

Do let us know if you have any questions about the local hospitals, etc. :-)
post #7 of 32
Thread Starter 
I would love to knwo about the Hospitals if anyone knows the Columbus area!
I've heard Riverside is very good about letting you control what u do and don't want about ur labor.
post #8 of 32
If you want information about your local hospitals, I'd suggest calling a local doula or two and asking them for their opinions. They're likely to have the information you're looking for, since they generally work with lots of moms looking for non-interventive births.
post #9 of 32
I hope I'm not butting in here...

THe 2 offices with midwives I know of around here are Professional for Women's Health and Women's Contemporary Health Care.

I've heard that PWH really isn't very natural birth friendly. I don't have any experience with them, so I may be wrong, but I'd definately look into it and not assume that just because you're getting a midwife you're getting someone who will really support you.

I went to WCH and loved them. They're laid back and the only place I know of that gives you the water birth option in a hospital. I have nothing but good things to say about them.
post #10 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by monica82 View Post
I would love to knwo about the Hospitals if anyone knows the Columbus area!
I've heard Riverside is very good about letting you control what u do and don't want about ur labor.
My experience with Riverside was that they will only deviate from hospital protocol with your provider's advance (written) permission.

Things may have changed in the past 2.5 yrs, however.

One doula we interviewed said a natural birth was easiest at Grant.
post #11 of 32
And an FYI to others reading this thread for info, Kingsdale Gyn has banned doulas from their practice, if you didn't see the thread here on MDC about it.

http://birthingbeautifulideas.com/?t...gic-associates
post #12 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by ASusan View Post
And an FYI to others reading this thread for info, Kingsdale Gyn has banned doulas from their practice, if you didn't see the thread here on MDC about it.

http://birthingbeautifulideas.com/?t...gic-associates
post #13 of 32
Yeah. I sent them a "I'm done with your practice, please send my records to..." letter.
post #14 of 32
I go to Women's Contemporary Healthcare's midwives, and I really like it so far. At this point they seem like my best option for getting the natural birth options I want.
post #15 of 32
Thread Starter 
I hope I didn't make a mistake, but I'm going to Professionals for Women's Health. I've met w/ one midwife at one office and she was really nice. I started out at Kingsdale and just didn't have a good feeling at all & that was just from going in and them getting my history & bloodwork. I left before I even heard about the no doula rule on the news. I'm meeting w/ a diff midwife b/c I'm going to a closer office. So we will see how it goes. I would prefer not to switch, but if get a bad feeling I will switch.
Without pregnancy...I'm a very stubborn person at times so I don't have a problem putting my foot down. I think I'm going to look for a doula who is in training and charge cheap or not at all. Don't know how to find one...any suggestions???
I haven't heard of Grant hospital, maybe it's not close to me b/c I've heard of 4 others.
post #16 of 32
Ugh! Timely information. I had my first appointment with PWH today and left feeling like it was too clinical. They were fine, it just wasn't a good fit.

My first was through CHOICE at home, but my labor was so fast and dd had to transfer to NICU. I was thinking I might just do a hospital at the closest place to us so that we wouldn't be separated like last time.

I am going to have to think about this more. At least go talk to CHOICE.
post #17 of 32
Monica82, Grant Medical Center is in downtown Columbus (http://www.ohiohealth.com/bodygrant.cfm?id=391). It is in the same hospital network (OhioHealth) as Riverside but has very different practices with regard to labor, birth, and mother-infant care.
post #18 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Midwesterner04 View Post
Monica82, Grant Medical Center is in downtown Columbus (http://www.ohiohealth.com/bodygrant.cfm?id=391). It is in the same hospital network (OhioHealth) as Riverside but has very different practices with regard to labor, birth, and mother-infant care.
Yes, Grant is MUCH less intervention happy than Riverside. I have heard Riverside called the "baby factory"
Grant practices "kangaroo care" My DS never left my side! I had ended up transfering there for my planned HB.
The nurses were great! And did not give me the "evil eye" for being a HB transfer, and did not treat my MW with any disrespect.
Although if you want your placenta, ha, thats going to be a fight, just "steal it" if you get the chance way easier than going through the "proper" channels. Grant is right dowtown by the library.
post #19 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by monica82 View Post
I found 2 practices that have midwives that deliver. The one I chose delivers at 3 diff hospitals & has 2 offices near me. Thanks for your help ladies. I will keep St Ann's in mind if we opt for a water birth. Now I'm just going to research drug-free labors & learn as much as possible.
I would be interested in this information if you could share. I have to use Ohio Health hospitals due to insurance - can't go to St Ann's.
post #20 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by monica82 View Post
I hope I didn't make a mistake, but I'm going to Professionals for Women's Health. I've met w/ one midwife at one office and she was really nice. I started out at Kingsdale and just didn't have a good feeling at all & that was just from going in and them getting my history & bloodwork. I left before I even heard about the no doula rule on the news. I'm meeting w/ a diff midwife b/c I'm going to a closer office. So we will see how it goes. I would prefer not to switch, but if get a bad feeling I will switch.
Without pregnancy...I'm a very stubborn person at times so I don't have a problem putting my foot down. I think I'm going to look for a doula who is in training and charge cheap or not at all. Don't know how to find one...any suggestions???
I haven't heard of Grant hospital, maybe it's not close to me b/c I've heard of 4 others.
My OB only delivers at St Ann's and Grant. So i have discovered that they have tubs there - you aren't allowed to birth in them (at least they said my dr wouldn't let me), but you can labor in them. And my OB appparently lets women who are induced with pitocin get in the tub. I like my OB - I am just not sure I like all his backups. So I wonder if I a hospital birth with a midwife is possible at Grant.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan