I recently moved back to western NY, Olean, from Poughkeepsie. Im TTC my second child and would like to have a home VBAC. The hospital here doesnt allow VBACs. Anyone know of homebirth midwives or hospitals near Olean ( in NY or PA) that allow VBACs? Thank you.
Homebirth Midwives near Olean, NY
The Birthing Center of Buffalo is also an option IF they are participating in a VBAC study. The Birth Center is run by Dr. Katherine Morrison and Eileen Stewart. Both are awesome ladies.
Good luck I hope that helps you. Let me know if I can help you out.
I'm willing to risk the drive in February. The weather here can sketchy but it can be nice. I will just stayed tuned to the weather reports. If I'm in labor and can't make it to Buffalo, I will just wait until I'm crowning to go to OGH or have an unassisted home birth.
Olean's uncrunchiness didn't surprise me, but it does make me regret moving back.
This is a crazy late response - I hope you're still getting email updates to this thread! I'm a local Momma, postpartum doula and LLL Leader. There is definitely a group of awesome ladies around here (maybe you've already found us?). I'm sorry that I didn't see this a year ago, as I have an amazing midwife I'd recommend - Jen Bozza with Caring For Women Midwifery does VBACs at her birth center near Erie, although Eileen is incredible too.
Please PM me - it'd be great to connect!
I had called Jen Bozza a couple of times but she never got back to me. So I went with Eileen. I had my daughter 5.5 weeks ago. It was an amazing experience. I have been on bedrest and Eileen wants me to rest as much as possible (which is not easy with a 2.5 year old) since I had a large postpartum hemmorage and anemia. I did see the Twin Tiers LLL on Facebook.
congrats on your baby girl and rest if you can. My toddler is still adjusting to sharing nursing lol
Hi ladies! Congrats on the babies. :) I am local (ish) to you. I live just north of Buffalo. I am a newborn RN and IBCLC at a Buffalo hospital and had a home water VBAC with Khristeena Kingsley last year. Our area has definitely improved over the last few years but still has miles to go. :)