petoskey area homebirth
My husband and I are thinking about moving to Petoskey, MI. We're not yet finished growing our family, though, and one important thing I need to know is if there are homebirth midwives in the area. Has anyone on here had (or heard of someone having) a midwife assisted birth in the area? I'm excited to see what our future options may be.
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Hi, I live in Boyne City, and am having a homebirth with a midwife who lives in Rapid City. Her name is Robin Lavis, her business name is Blessings of the Womb, & her office # is 231-264-9144. The midwife in Traverse City is Kathi Mulder, and I don't have her contact info on hand, but she does service Boyne City, & I imagine Petoskey, although when I met with her she said she was hoping to limit her travel distance soon. She is much busier than Robin Lavis, but they have both been practicing since the early 90's. I met with both of them, and liked them immensely. Robin is a self-described Christian midwife, which makes it odd for me that we chose her (not that I have anything against Christians at all, just have a much wider spiritual philosophy that sometimes conflicts with dogmatic Christianity). She is a little older, more into herbs during pregnancy & birth, & has her business out of a little cottage on her property. Kathi has recently moved to an office space in Traverse City. I highly recommend meeting with both of them - they do free consultations. I'm not familiar with the midwives in the U.P. Good luck!
I did see Robin's information, and since you recommend her, I will definitely encourage my wife to call her. We are Christians, and my wife would probably feel comfortable with her as a result. One of my previous children by a previous wife was delivered by Kathy Mulder, and I can confirm that she is excellent, both on a personal and professional level. However, she is a long way away. Thanks for the information.
There are not any birth centers up here, Munson (the Traverse City hospital) does have CNMs though.