This is my first post on mothering, I've been a mothering message board "watcher" for years....dreaming of when I would be at this point, so this is exciting! :-)
My husband and I are currently trying to get pregnant. I have an obgyn through u of m who I really like (Julie Perry at UofM east) but I'd like to have a midwife for my pregnancy and birth. The canton u of m health center is closer to where I live, so I was happy to see that they have a CNM there. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience and opinions with Katherine Bedikian, the midwife there. My goal is a natural birth, and since at this point we're going the hospital birth route, I definitely plan on having a doula.
Also, if you had a hospital birth, how far did you drive to get there? I live in Dearborn and do have some reservations about the drive to Ann Arbor. I'd like to stay home as long as possible once I go into labor but I'm afraid the long drive might not allow that. We lived in Ypsi up until recently so comparatively this feels pretty far!
Thanks for any opinions!