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A Woman's Place :(

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Anyone else heard?

This is Jennifer's blog from a woman's place- she's moving up to Canada next year.
http://urbanmidwife.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/big-news/

If A Woman's Place shuts its doors, what option do we have for (legal) homebirth in Chicago?
post #2 of 9
I had no idea! Jen attended the birth of both my children. She's really wonderful and her knowledge saved me from a transfer with my first.
post #3 of 9
I know, Jen was my MW too. We really loved our experience with her. I was *just* going through how much it would cost to have DC2 with her (she was out of network) and I guess that post saved me from making a $3,000 decision.

There are still other MW out there - Sarah Simmons, Hillary Keiser, um, hmm... :headscratch: some more, I know! So It's still possible to have a CNM attended HB, but just one less. By the time I get PG and birth (in 2012, i think) who knows what the climate is like - we could have licensure of CPMs or there could be no CNMs left for HB either.

Reading about the CDN model made me wistful too. If only...
post #4 of 9
With her gone we are down to 4 CNM's. Sarah Simmons, Hillary Keiser, Christina Oser, and Debbie Boucher.
post #5 of 9
My husband & I managed to conceive despite seeing each other on weekends only for the last 5 months. He took a job in Chicago and I'm in Cincinnati until our house sells.

Learning that I was 5 weeks pregnant has moved up our timeline for me moving to Chicago. This will be our first baby and I am VERY interested in having a homebirth.

Knowing that I'd eventually be moving to Chicago and eventually pregnant, I began doing some research on homebirth. I found out about Jen leaving via her blog & was afraid that I wouldn't be able to find another CNM who could attend a homebirth. I'm really excited to see that there are some others remaining.

In Cincinnati, I connected with a homebirth group that meets monthly but I haven't been to a meeting since after my 2nd m/c. Homebirth in Cincinnati is kinda underground. Is it the same way in Chicago? Is there a homebirth group in Chicago that regularly meets?
post #6 of 9
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I think there's a homebirth meetup group at Bloom yoga studio.

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Originally Posted by sotaguchimuch View Post

My husband & I managed to conceive despite seeing each other on weekends only for the last 5 months. He took a job in Chicago and I'm in Cincinnati until our house sells.

Learning that I was 5 weeks pregnant has moved up our timeline for me moving to Chicago. This will be our first baby and I am VERY interested in having a homebirth.

Knowing that I'd eventually be moving to Chicago and eventually pregnant, I began doing some research on homebirth. I found out about Jen leaving via her blog & was afraid that I wouldn't be able to find another CNM who could attend a homebirth. I'm really excited to see that there are some others remaining.

In Cincinnati, I connected with a homebirth group that meets monthly but I haven't been to a meeting since after my 2nd m/c. Homebirth in Cincinnati is kinda underground. Is it the same way in Chicago? Is there a homebirth group in Chicago that regularly meets?
post #7 of 9

The homebirth meetup group is now meeting in Evanston at Hip Circle Studio.  Please join us!

 

http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Homebirth/

 

We are off December for the holidays but will resume in 2011.  So the schedule looks dead but, there will be more. orngbiggrin.gif 

 

I also am more than happy to meet up informally and talk about our experience (with/without DHs) just shoot me a PM.

post #8 of 9

Thanks so much Carson!! I may PM you later, I am only 6w3d right now. A specialist is overseeing my care until I am 10 weeks. I'm trying to be cautiously optimistic about this pregnancy. My husband & I got so excited about the 2nd pregnancy and we were crushed when I miscarried.

 

Thanks so much!
 

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Originally Posted by Carson View Post

The homebirth meetup group is now meeting in Evanston at Hip Circle Studio.  Please join us!

 

http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Homebirth/

 

We are off December for the holidays but will resume in 2011.  So the schedule looks dead but, there will be more. orngbiggrin.gif

 

I also am more than happy to meet up informally and talk about our experience (with/without DHs) just shoot me a PM.

post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by sotaguchimuch View Post

Thanks so much Carson!! I may PM you later, I am only 6w3d right now. A specialist is overseeing my care until I am 10 weeks. I'm trying to be cautiously optimistic about this pregnancy. My husband & I got so excited about the 2nd pregnancy and we were crushed when I miscarried.

 

Thanks so much!
 

 

 

Wishing you much peace and light with this pregnancy... stick, baby, stick!

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