We are moving to Urbana this summer from Virginia where we have had both of our children at home with wonderful experiences. I have also spent the last 4 years as a doula, prenatal yoga teacher, and childbirth educator in our area.
We are expecting no. 3 in the first week of July. We were trying to push back our move date so that we could birth the baby in VA with our beloved CPMs but the scheduling is getting difficult. We were under the impression that all home births are illegal in IL and that was our motivation for staying in VA for the birth. (Would much rather move before baby comes than move only a few weeks postpartum.) Now I understand that CNM homebirth is legal and CPM/Direct Entry/Lay midwives are "alegal"? Are there any home birth providers in either of these categories that serve the Urbana/University of Illinois area? Many website links are expired and the lists of providers I can find seem to be isolated in the Chicago area.
Feel free to private message me as I realize the sensitivity of the issue in your area. We do not need any resources for anything except home birth and home birth providers, thanks!