I am looking for some advice for my sister, who is newly pregnant. She lives in Vancouver and works in Lake Oswego and is just beginning to investigate her birthing options.
She is pretty mainstream, but after witnessing the beautiful homebirth of my daughter a couple years ago, she is interested in natural childbirth and the possibility of working with a midwife, probably at a birthing center or with a hospital affiliated midwife.
I would love for her to find someone who is knowledgeable, well-spoken, friendly, kind and relatively "clean cut" that will support her desire for a natural, drug free birth, where she can move around and be comfortable.
And if it turns out the midwives are associated with a hospital, someplace with a low c-sect rate and birth plan supportive! Even an OB at such a place?
Can you give me some input? Where and who do mamas love?
I'd love any and all advice. She is clear that she and her husband wouldn't be comfortable with a homebirth.
Thanks in advance!