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post #21 of 28

Aloha amberskyfire,

 

Thank you for posting about Roxanne Estes in Pahoa. I currently am 5 months pregnant and living in Alaska. I am moving to Pahoa in February. I have been searching for a midwife and sort of concerned about not already having a relationship with one since I am already 5 months. It was great news to hear that Roxanne takes insurance! Thank you. I am curious also about home births without the assistance of a midwife. How did it go for you? Would you recommend a midwife for a first time mother? Thank you.

 

Cherish Hobbs

post #22 of 28
I had both of my children unassisted, even my first time. I think it's a personal choice. Some mothers should have a midwife there their first time and with others, it's not necessary. I would recommend going with the one you feel most comfortable with. Unassisted birth requires a lot of research and if you are due in four months and don't really think that you are comfortable or prepared then you can go with a midwife. I had 8 years of UC research before my first and it went great. My second birth was harder and much faster. I enjoyed UCing and would definitely do it again. The only thing I'm uncomfortable with is we are really far from the hospital out here. 45 min to an hour if its during traffic.
post #23 of 28

I am a registered midwife in British Columbia, Canada looking to find work in Hawaii as a midwife and wondering if it's possible?

 

Here where I live, I am registered under the College of Midwives, paid by our government medical plan and have hospital privileges which allows me to attend births at both home and in hospital. We are fairly supported while in hospital when needing to consult or transfer care to an OB and have nurses who act as seconds at the birth. I pay a yearly insurance which covers me. My practice partner and I take approximately 8 clients a month which allows us  a very comfortable living. 

 

I know your medical system is different than ours but does this sound similar to your work environment? 

Do you think it would be possible for a Canadian midwife to work on one of the islands?

How many births do you attend a  month and how much on average do you make? Is it enough to support your family?

If it is possible, do you have any suggestions on how I go about looking for a job?

 

Any help would be appreciated! If Hawaii doesn't work then I guess we have to look elsewhere in the world, any suggestions?

 

Warmly,

Tanya

post #24 of 28

@amberskyfire

I have a friend on the big island who is 8 months along with twins. She just moved back to Island and does not have midwife, or money to pay. I feel compelled to help her and seek out a person to assist with her birth. Would you be interested in being her midwife on the Big Island? Or know anyone who would? The money issue bothers me, because I know it is very important for her to have the proper support. Thank you, and please let me know.

post #25 of 28
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@amberskyfire

I have a friend on the big island who is 8 months along with twins. She just moved back to Island and does not have midwife, or money to pay. I feel compelled to help her and seek out a person to assist with her birth. Would you be interested in being her midwife on the Big Island? Or know anyone who would? The money issue bothers me, because I know it is very important for her to have the proper support. Thank you, and please let me know.

Aloha!

I'm not a midwife, so I can't deliver babies. The most I could ever do is be with her as a friend while she had an unassisted birth. Even that might not be possible because I have a toddler. But I know just who she can contact. She needs to call Mala at 808-936-5306. Mala is known to deliver babies for mothers who cannot afford a midwife. She has been a midwife for over 20 years and she is a very sweet lady.

post #26 of 28

Hi Dani

 

Having just read your article I thought I would contact you. I'm a 3rd year midwifery student training in the UK. This summer we are undertaking our elective placements. I would love to come to Hawaii to experience this and wondered if you could point me in the right direction regarding contacts etc. I would be eternally grateful!!

 

Very kind regards

 

Pippa Bartlett

post #27 of 28
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Hi Dani

 

Having just read your article I thought I would contact you. I'm a 3rd year midwifery student training in the UK. This summer we are undertaking our elective placements. I would love to come to Hawaii to experience this and wondered if you could point me in the right direction regarding contacts etc. I would be eternally grateful!!

 

Very kind regards

 

Pippa Bartlett

It really depends on which island you plan on coming to. You can contact the Midwives' Alliance of Hawaii for more info: www.midwiveshawaii.com

post #28 of 28

Just saying ALOHA NUI on this thread, I am a Certified Professional Midwife on the Kona side of the island. I welcome connection! It is a blessing to live and work on this island.

Bright Blessings!

get to know me here, www.unfoldinglotus.com

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