My name is Michelle. I've been an avid reader of Mothering since my daughter was born in May 2010; it's the one resource I've been able to completely trust insofar as its philosophies so closely reflect my own. In that vein, I've joined this online community with the hope of soliciting advice from you, (other) dear readers!
We were in Canada for my pregnancy and birth and they were both wonderful. I had a midwife who respected my wishes for a natural pregnancy with as few interventions as possible, and we had a home birth, which was lovely.
We are living in New York City again (I am here for work) and I plan to become pregnant in October. But I am at a loss for where to turn to find a midwife - and even if home births are possible here anymore? I do not want an OB and I do not want to deliver in a hospital (I know, birth is unpredictable, but these are my first choice). Has anyone else recently had a homebirth in NYC? Any suggestions for natural pregnancy resources here? Anything at all is much appreciated. I feel slightly overwhelmed as the Canadian and American health care systems are so vastly different.
Thanks for your help.