"Baby-friendly" = "Launched worldwide in 1991, the Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative is a joint project of the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The goal of the initiative is to recognize hospitals that provide a positive environment for breastfeeding mothers by fulfilling the rigorous standards outlined in the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.”"
More info on their website: http://www.capitalhealth.org/medical-services/maternity/lactation-center/baby-friendly
Here are the midwife options in the area, as far as I'm aware:
Pam & Louise (Midwifery Care Associates, Pennington) - homebirths & Capital Health. Almost everyone I know who's went to them has been happy. The only homebirth option in the immediate area.
RWJ - I had my first here w/ the midwives. Wouldn't recommend for a natural birth experience.
Lawrence OB/GYN - I'm seeing the midwives here now. I love one of them so far, the others seem okay for the most part. I have heard many great things about Capital Health though, several friends had babies there and were happy.
Princeton Midwifery (part of Delaware Valley OB/GYN) - I know a couple of people who were happy with them and had natural births with them (at the Princeton hospital).
budwana birth --- did you come up with a comparable alternative for P&L? Please share if you know of someone else!
Edited by lucy_v - 2/3/13 at 10:53pm