Looking for a new ob/gyn or midwife practice south shore/upper cape area.
Definitely check out Jordan OB/GYN and Midwifery or Wareham Nurse Midwives. Jordan is the midwives formerly at South Shore Midwifery and they now are at Jordan hospital.
Louise at Wareham is simply amazing.
I have to run- but you can probably find more searching around here-- I used SSWH for my first birth and wish I had hired a doula or been with a different midwife. I've heard many good things about Jordan (and use them for well-woman care) and I absolutely had an amazing natural birth with Louise.
PS You should also check out South Shore AP group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SouthShoreAP/ and the Holistic Moms Chapter (we will be having events in Plymouth and Kingston) www.facebook.com/HMNSShoreMA
I also recommend Louise at Wareham Nurse Midwives. I am very close to South Plymouth (just on the Bourne side of Cedarville) and she is very easy to get to. She delivered DD a month ago and I had the best experience with her. Not only was my birth experience wonderful, but every appointment with her was great. She made me and my husband feel totally comfortable about everything that was going on and took her time with us at each and every appointment. I don't think that she would force any testing on you if you didn't want it. I know she does well woman care, too. I can't help but sing her praises! Good luck!
I would love to check out Louise, but are VBACs still banned at Tobey? Does she deliver anywhere else? Also, I would hate to use her for prenatal care and then have the baby at home. I've made an appointment with Jordan midwifery, we'll see how that goes. I have to attend a Welcome Group, which I feel is totally uneccessary and am dreading going. Anyway, thanks for the advice! I definitely feel like birthing providers are extremely limited in this area, which is really discouraging.
Oh, be sure to give them feedback about the groups. It's a new program and it's gotten some positive feedback... I hope it turns out better than you expect.
As far as I know, Tobey is still not allowing VBAC's, but the more people that call and tell them they would consider them if they did them the more likely they might start doing them. Jordan is now doing VBACS (called TOLAC- Trial of Labor After Cesarean) so maybe the pressure of a competitor doing them may also help?
I only see Jordan Midwifery for well-woman care but they have been wonderful and never seem rushed.
As a side note, I had spotting two weeks before that appt so I called and they saw me right away for an ultrasound. Otherwise though neither Jordan nor my primary did anything to confirm pregnancy which surprised me.