I know there have been some threads reviewing Women's Health Associates in Wellesley and Newton-Wellesley Hospital previously, but things are getting a bit more personal now, so I was hoping to check for even more feedback if possible. :) Due to a couple of factors, I'm worried that I might get risked out of homebirth (if we could find the money), and if that's the case, I'd rather have care providers who I can get to know and trust ahead of time.
For people who used WHA (especially in the past year or two) - if you would be willing to PM me (so as not to break the rules) with details or feelings about your experience, I would love to get any information possible. I'm especially interested in how it was dealing with the hospital with regards to the baby - it sounds like the midwives have a good deal of leeway with the mother's care, but there's a lot more hospital policy that might be hard to get after the baby is born. I'm also interested in info as to how the midwives interact with the related doctor practice, whether a doula is still helpful (I'm thinking yes, even if just at home first?), and really, any information you'd like to provide (I love birth stories). :)
Thanks so much!