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One of my good friends is pregnant and is strongly considering a home birth. She lives in Bloomington. Can anyone recommend a home birth midwife that serves in that area? Or are there any midwives in Indy who are willing to drive that far?

Thanks!
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I'm an apprentice midwife here in Bloomington - PM me and I can give you some info about the midwives here!
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Contact BABS (Bloomington Area Birth Services) for more information. Here is a link to the website: http://www.bloomingtonbirth.org/
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Hello, My name is Reesa Helms. My husband is Jordan Helms and he will be 19 June 18. Iam 19, will be 20 june 16. Iam currently 18weeks and 2days pregant. Iam wanting a water birth. Not sure if i want it at home or not. I have insurence through the state. NOt sure weather they will cover me in this decision. Im really scared about giving birth in a hosptial. Heard water births are more calm and gives you more oppertunties to give birth at your own pace. Would love this. I live in Bloomfield indiana. 30 mintues from Bloomington. I have a OB/GYN now in Lyons Indiana. She is good. But dont do water briths. Not sure what to do. If all possible would love more information on this. And would love to know if my insurence will cover a water birth. Just let me know. Thank You So Much.

                                      God Bless, Reesa and Jordan Helms

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Reesa- I recommend Andrea Dixon, CNM. http://www.iuhealth.net/portal/IUH/findadoctor?paf_gear_id=6900001&paf_dm=full&paf_gm=content&task_name=displayBio&contactId=50766

Martinsville is the closest hospital to you that allows waterbirth as far as I know. Good luck!
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By "insurance through the state" I assume you mean Medicaid? They will not cover homebirth at all in Indiana. I do suggest you contact Bloomington Area Birth Services, and take their childbirth classes as they spend much more time on comfort/relaxation/non-medical techniques than any hospital classes I know of.

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Reesa- I recommend Andrea Dixon, CNM. http://www.iuhealth.net/portal/IUH/findadoctor?paf_gear_id=6900001&paf_dm=full&paf_gm=content&task_name=displayBio&contactId=50766
Martinsville is the closest hospital to you that allows waterbirth as far as I know. Good luck!

 

Andrea is wonderful! She's so caring and kind.

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Hi--DH and I recently relocated to Bloomington and love it here! We are hoping to have our first within the next year and I am researching my birth options. Would any kind soul be willing to PM me with information/recommendations/anything regarding CNMs and CPMs in the area? I would love to have a home birth, but I know in Indiana that gets a bit difficult. Are there any CNMs in Bloomington who attend home births?

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