Anyone in the Columbia area have a home birth? Any recommendations for a midwife?
I had DD at Covenant Birth Center with Lisa Byrd and it was wonderful. Check out the CBC website. She is a wonderful midwife. Some of the state laws that she has to comply with are a little annoying but nothing too serious. I felt very well cared for and safe. She was there when I wanted her but gave me lots of space while I labored.
It's sad, Amber that you have absolutely no experience with Covenant Birth Center yet spout the prejudicial rhetoric of Lexington Medical Center. I'd encourage anyone considering their natural birth options in Columbia get a review from our clients, not someone who fears birth and Licensed Midwives. We welcome sincere inquiries, honest critiques and informed, intelligent reviews based on actual experience.
I actually am currently seeing a doctor at Richland in Columbia (well she is a USC OB), and both she and her partner who I saw briefly have stated that even though I have had my last four babies naturally, because I had three previous VBACS, they will not allow me to have the baby naturally there. I am looking for an alternative, but there seems to be none but home birth, and even then it would have to be UC because no midwife can legally have me as a client or they may lose their license. You would think having the last four babies naturally would show that I am fully capable of giving birth naturally, but I guess not. Anyone know of a doctor who would be willing to take me on as a patient? Let me know...thanks!