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Midwife recommendations in Pittsburgh area

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We are moving there and I'm due in April. The Homebirth laws in PA are a little funny so it seems they are few and far between. Any recommendation would be appreciated.
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Here are the sites for a few http://eriehomebirth.com/ in Erie,  http://nam.naturalattachment.com/ Michele James-Parham is a radical one just back from sabbatical now,  http://www.lotusblossombirth.com/ , and Ellen Gaefke in Eighty Four I don't think she has a site but has caught babies about 30 years now.

I'm an hour and a half from Pitt in light traffic. I went to a Mennonite lay midwife's house for mine. Legally they basically have to be non-medical birth attendants here, strongly discouraged from doing anything medical and if they aren't caught at that they aren't prosecuted for attending births. From my MW I got the sense often they'll have medical supplies on hand for emergencies but do everything they can to avoid using them, or instruct the husband to administer it.

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Thanks for the info. This helps a lot. Thanks
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What about east of Pittsburgh, such as Indiana county?

 

It'd be especially nice to find one that is not new-agey.

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The ones I know of are in Eighty-Four, State College, and Berlin.

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