I am wondering if anyone out there has any experience birthing with South Shore Midwives at Jordan now that Jordan has allowed VBACs again. I know nothing about Jordan Hospital, what "The Birthplace" is like, or how things have been going since SSM started doing births there. I do know the midwives and have met each of them, but I would love to hear some more recent feedback. I would love to get a better sense of what birthing at Jordan would be like...thanks!
Birthing at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth??? VBAC
I'm not sure how many vbac's they have had so far, but know that things have been going well. I think a few of the people on the South Shore AP list have birthed at Jordan hospital or with the midwives when they were at South Shore- so they can give some feedback on how these places worked before.
I do think that the group of doctors and midwives is open minded and working really well together to make changes to support empowered birth- that's the impression I've got from talking to the midwives and the ob-- so I expect to hear good things as time goes on-- but I do know that there are some restrictions they were forced to adhere to in order to get the admin to support VBACs'
I toured the birthplace and it is cozier than South Shore Hospital and even a little more cozy than Tobey. I didn't have this midwifery group as an option, so I went with Tobey even though Jordan was much much closer to me- but that's unfortunately not an option for VBAC. There are both good things and bad in past threads about the BirthPlace, but I do think that this has been a huge huge change and some of the changes ARE being made.
I hope others will come on with some information for you!
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