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.
I highly, highly recommend Tavish. I do not recommend Covenant Birth Center unfortunately. Please email me for more information, I'll gladly give more info and answer questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For those who are not comfortable in an out of hospital setting, we strongly recommend the family practice doctors at Palmetto Health Richland. You will get docs in a hospital setting who are not quick to turn their patients over for c-section. A great solution for VBAC these days too!