We just moved to Colorado Springs and I just found out I am pregnant with baby #3. I would like to use a midwife, but I'll have to use a hospital as we live in an apartment and are not sure we will be in a new house by the time baby is born. I would love to use a birth center but as far as I know the closest one is in Denver and I have a history of extremely quick labors. Do you have any suggestions for midwives who deliver in hospitals? I'd love any suggestions! I have done two natural labors of very large babies (9lbs 9oz and 10lbs 9oz) and fully intend to do a third!
The only two options in town (unless you are with the community health center or Evans Army Hospital) are:
Hi! I realize I am really late on this discussion, but I was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with Jana Flesher, CNM at Exceptional Care for Women. I am almost through my first trimester with my first pregnancy. I met with Jana and really enjoyed her and appreciated how she answered my list of questions. Although she came recommended from some friends in the natural birthing community, I haven't actually met anyone who has delivered with her. Would appreciate any feedback! Thank you!
Jana is great! She used to be a doula so she is great at advocating for your wishes. My experience with her has been professional, not personal, but I would pick her as my midwife anyday. If I were choosing hospital birth, that is.
And here is the latest news on CNM's in Colorado Springs. Sharon Ruyak is going back to school to get her PhD so she will not be attending any more births as of June 1st. The other midwife in their office, Missy Ritter, has quit. So the only option left for a hospital midwife (unless you are at Evans Army Hospital or Peak Vista CHC) is Jana Flesher. But she is a great option!
Unfortunately, there are no CNM's delivering at Memorial North at this time. The doctors that I have had the best experiences with so far at Memorial North are Dr. Christain York http://www.northspringsobgyn.com and Dr. Tamara Fuller-Edins http://www.csobgyn.net/ .
The only public CNM in town is Jana Flesher http://www.exceptionalcareforwomen.com at St. Francis Medical Center.