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post #21 of 26
The only legal midwives who do homebirths pratice under a doctor. Family doctors sometimes will also practice under another doctor. I don't know if there are any family doctors in Illinois who do homebirths, since homefirst has quit.
To find a family doctor in the hospital setting, just look at local hospital websites.
I can't find the back-up for the midwife's name in the Peoria area. I know she's been mentioned on the board.
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 
Just thought I'd update. I'm running into a lot of dead ends. Doesn't appear either of the central Iowa CNMs mentioned travel my way anymore because they've become so busy in their own areas.

I did meet a fabulous doula who is a weath of information. I'm considering exploring my DEM options... only downside is I have fabulous insurance that will actually cover HB and if I go this route we'll have to pay out of pocket. Now the question is, how do I find them?
post #23 of 26
Thread Starter 
Oh and I thought of one more question. One DEM I talked to mentioned that because she isn't legal, she can't sign birth certificates... so what would be the process for obtaining one if that is the case? What if my home birth isn't going to be at *my* home -- it seems like this would seriously raise some eyebrows if I said I had an unattended home birth but the baby was not born at my address.
post #24 of 26
I would suggest that you go to the Walk for Midwives this coming Saturday (10/9/10). Also, my husband was the person to sign for our second child's birth in Iowa when our attendees were a CPM and a DEM. For insurance we paid the midwives in advance and sent an 'out of network' request with the pre and postnatal bill from the midwives.


Insurance paid it in full. I wrote a note with the form to insurance asking them to cover the charges as in network as there were no in network midwives within a 20 minute drive from my home.

http://www.friendsofiowamidwives.org/
post #25 of 26
I would suggest that you go to the Walk for Midwives this coming Saturday (10/9/10). Also, my husband was the person to sign for our second child's birth in Iowa when our attendees were a CPM and a DEM. For insurance we paid the midwives in advance and sent an 'out of network' request with the pre and postnatal bill from the midwives.


Insurance paid it in full. I wrote a note with the form to insurance asking them to cover the charges as in network as there were no in network midwives within a 20 minute drive from my home.

http://www.friendsofiowamidwives.org/
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by LEAW View Post
Jr's Mom, here are the people I know doing HB in Chicagoland

Sarah Simmons (will take a primary vbac but not vba2+c)
Jen Gagnon (from a woman's place)
HOmefirst (ending soon if they haven't already)
Deb Boucher (north suburbs to WI)
Christina Oser (Warrenville office)
Hillary Keiser (Oak Park office)
Dr. White is still catching babies at home, though i don' tknow his policy on vbac or new patients at this time

As for VBA3C, you might consult with Hibbard at UIC (she's the OB that backs up the midwives), she almost always takes on any VBA2C who comes in to see her.

And there is a doc in St. Charles? Let me check... who someone just interviewed who is willing to do VBA2C and twin vag, worth calling for a consult at least.
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Ok, I don't know anything about this guy other than an email from a VBA2C mama locally.

Dr. John Carroll (offices in St. Charles, Naperville, and Carol Stream)
Wow! I don't know what took me so long to check back here. I had just heard about Dr. Carroll and will check with him first. His office is really close to my office--wouldn't that be awesome! Heck, I don't care if I have to drive hours if I can find someone to let me VBA3C.

If that doesn't work out I'll try the UIC doc. I really appreciate the info and I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks!
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