My family has just moved to the Coldwater, MI area (15 miles north of MI-Indiana border, up I-69) and we are seeking a birthing center that is not too far away for "future" reference. We have a 2yr old DS and we are beginning to think about TTC for #2! :) We had a hospital birth with DS at 41.5 weeks with induction, pitocin, epidural, epesiotomy (sp) and an internal tear. Also, DS had latch issues due to undiagnosed tongue tie (took me 2.5 months to figure out what it was and get a doctor to help me and clip his tongue), caused low bmilk supply (I also have flat nipples, so that didn't help either), he had jaundice in the hospital and they basically strong-armed/threatened me that if I didn't give him formula he wouldn't get better and we wouldn't be able to leave. We decided there has to be a better option! And, we are not necessarily comfortable with a homebirth...but we'd like more info. In short, I will definitely need a midwife, at least...and hopefully a birthing center that is close by...either in MI or northern Indiana!
Thanks for your help!