i was wondering if anyone has had any experience working with the ALACE (now the International Birth and Wellness Project) and their CBE program. i was drawn to it because it was originally devolped my midwives and followed a natural/holistic approach. their website seemed professional and legit...plus, it offered a payment plan. i emailed them telling them i was interested and someone got in contact with me right away. it seemed to be everything i was looking for. so, i sent in my $300 deposit and faxed in my paperwork and was told i would receive my manual in approximately 10 days. it has now been one month and two days since then and i have yet to receive my manual. i have called and called them leaving messages as to when they thought the manual would ship, or when it was shipped, and for varification that the manual would ship after paying the deposit and not after i made the last payment. no one will answer the phone, no one will return my calls. i have also emailed them and have gotten no response. i am so frustrated and upset. i feel that i have been duped and scammed. i refuse to make anymore payments until i get some answers. i am also a student midwife and make monthly payments for school, so i am really ticked that i have probably just flushed 300 bucks down the toilet. i am looking into some other CBE programs, but i'll have to wait until i save up some more money to start them.
has anyone else had any trouble with ALACE/IBWP? or have you had any success with them? i would love to get some feedback on this as to what your interactions have been with them.
Edited by Jessica Barr - 8/13/11 at 4:19pm