Anyone know a homebirth midwife in upstate New York??
I used Michelle for my last birth, and I absolutely love her and think her care is phenomenal. So, I'd absolutely recommend her if you're in the area that she covers and if she's got the space. Best of luck!!
OH! There's also one near syracuse, I think? Eta... yep... this one: http://www.facebook.com/pages/George...25564397494035
I'm sure all of these are too far to travel to you - Michelle's service radius is about an hour in any direction from Troy; the Susans in Gardiner turned me down because I'm too far from them, and I'm just outside the town of Catskill - and Jenna Houston is on sabbatical, opening a clinic in Haiti with her husband, who is an OB/GYN. I'm due in January and working with Michelle Doyle, who is FANTASTIC. She is totally linked in with the network of MW across NY state, especially upstate, and I would recommend getting in touch with her through her website and asking if she has any recommendations for MW in your area.
There is one in Theresa, one in Georgetown that was willing to come to Pulaski. The lady in Canton will work in Watertown but that is it, but she might be full for Jan.
here is the facebook for the one in Georgetown, she has a website but I don't have that right now
I will have to look up the others info again. The one in Theresa does births at her place though which didn't work for me and the one from Caton wouldn't come down here. Then I ended up with issue and so not going to have a homebirth at all
Do you know the information for the Midwife in Canton who will travel to watertown? I have looked up her number online and the only number I can find is disconnected. Praying she is still around because I have been looking for a midwife who does hb's for a while, and I haven't had any luck :(
If you are talking about Meredith in Georgetown, yes, I have talked with her. Overall, I feel that I am located too far from her. She is about 2 1/2 hours away from where I am at, and I don't know if we could afford the travel AND paying her AND a new baby all at once lol. Trust me, if we were closer, it would have been a done deal. I am praying that I don't have to do a hospital birth, I dont like the feeling of being out of control of the situation, and I trust myself more than most doctors. I would go unassisted, but this is my first child, and I am afraid my mind will uncontrollably turn on me with thoughts of bad things happening, so the support of a midwife would be ideal for me right now.
Sorry I didn't see this sooner. Have you tried contacting Regina Willette? Here is her HealthGrades contact link: http://www.healthgrades.com/provider/regina-willette-x7k5d
Regina is great; maybe she can help. Wish we were closer.
K.Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM
Midwife specializing in homebirth
Troy, NY 12180
Just wanted to keep this thread updated.
I just spoke with Merideth (Georgetown, NY) today and she does not travel up near Watertown any longer. She did for a short while when she first started her private practice b/c she had the bandwidth but now has too many local clients to make that feasible.
She also verified that Regina Willette (Canton, NY) has recently made it very very clear to her that she will no longer travel to Watertown anymore either.
If anyone knows of any other Watertown/Ft.Drum/Jefferson cnty homebirth options, then please do update! :)