or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Birth and Beyond › Homebirth › Michigan HBers
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Michigan HBers - Page 2

post #21 of 35
Hi all....
I had both of my children at home (it seems like sooo long ago!) with Rosalyn Tulip in Ann Arbor....I have lost contact with her over the years..and I think she may have stopped practicing or moved or something. She worked under the name "Family Way Midwifery Care"
and I think sometimes she worked with a woman named Pat Kramer....has anyone on here birthed with either of them?? Know what happened to them?

I have not seen either of their names anywhere and I have looked them up and they seem to have vanished!

We are ttc # 3 right now (number 1 together!) and I soo loved Roz! She was the best midwife ever, IMO! I am really worried about birthing with anyone else at this point! I am really bummed that I cannot birth with her again.
post #22 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by supermuma
Hi all....
I had both of my children at home (it seems like sooo long ago!) with Rosalyn Tulip in Ann Arbor....I have lost contact with her over the years..and I think she may have stopped practicing or moved or something. She worked under the name "Family Way Midwifery Care"
and I think sometimes she worked with a woman named Pat Kramer....has anyone on here birthed with either of them?? Know what happened to them?
Pat Kramer is still around and about a year ago, Rosalyn was backing her up.
PM me for Pats number
post #23 of 35
I had Yolanda Visser as well...she was wonderful!!!!!
post #24 of 35
HI Nancy,

We just moved to the Holland area and are looking for a midwife for our next baby. We had a hb for our daughter 5 months ago (when we lived in IL) and want to have our contact in place for the next child along with some other questions we have post-par. I noticed that you had twins so you had both Laura Slater and Yolanda Visser. I would like to know what your thoughts and feelings were toward these two ladies and what your recommendation would be to us.

Thanks!

Becky
post #25 of 35
Holland is beautiful---you are lucky!!! my ancestors immigrated from Holland to Holland MI.
post #26 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by rkortman
HI Nancy,

We just moved to the Holland area and are looking for a midwife for our next baby. We had a hb for our daughter 5 months ago (when we lived in IL) and want to have our contact in place for the next child along with some other questions we have post-par. I noticed that you had twins so you had both Laura Slater and Yolanda Visser. I would like to know what your thoughts and feelings were toward these two ladies and what your recommendation would be to us.

Thanks!

Becky
Laura Slater attended my last birth. She was excellent. Very aware of everything going on at the birth, but very hands-off. She would give me suggestions based on what she saw happening, but in a very low-key manner. I really appreciated her ability to maneuver and work around my preferences and needs. Totally supportive of me, very gentle and kind, very down-to-earth, but very professional. I cannot say enough good things about her.

I interviewed Yoland Visser as well. The main reason I didn't choose her was because I felt my personality would work better with Laura. My Dh commented on this, as well. We both felt that Laura would be a better fit for us. The decision was totally a "fit factor", not an issue of competency or professionalism, preparedness, training, or whatever.
post #27 of 35
Quote:
We just moved to the Holland area and are looking for a midwife for our next baby. We had a hb for our daughter 5 months ago (when we lived in IL) and want to have our contact in place for the next child along with some other questions we have post-par. I noticed that you had twins so you had both Laura Slater and Yolanda Visser. I would like to know what your thoughts and feelings were toward these two ladies and what your recommendation would be to us.
To be honest, I would recommend meeting with both of them and seeing who you feel more comfortable with. Both women are extremely experienced and did an excellent job. I owe my successful twin homebirth to both of those ladies. I felt like their personalities were different (although they worked very well together) so that is why it would be a good idea to talk with each of them and share with them exactly what kind of prenatal care you'd like, how you invision your labor and birth, etc.
post #28 of 35
What area in Michigan are these midwives? I am trying to find a midwife to attend a twin homebirth (hi Nancymom!), and it looks like Michigan might be our best option. We live about 1 hour for the sarnia/port huron border and 2 hours from the windsor/detroit border...

Do you think there is a midwife that would attend my birth? How much does a midwife cost? (ours are publically funded so I have no clue)
post #29 of 35
: Heather! My midwives are in the Grand Rapids area. If you want I can talk to them and see if they would be willing to go to Canada or maybe they know other good midwives in your area. For my twin homebirth it was $3,000 total for everything.

Ok, I just emailed them both and I will let you know when I hear back from them.
post #30 of 35
We have appointments scheduled this week to meet individually with each of these ladies. I was just looking for further insight into other women's experiences with them.

Thanks!
post #31 of 35
Mine is 25 minutes from the Detroit/Windsor border. I just PMed you the info.
post #32 of 35
thanks mamas for all the help..

I had my midwife appt today and it actually went pretty well..

turns out the OB is a personal friend of the head of the midwifry practice. They said waterbirth will not be an issue, and the midwives should be able to catch the babies if all goes well, possibly even DH... they said they will discuss the prospect of a homebirth with each other (the two head midwives) and if we are all comforatable with it, we will not rule it out...

I am much more optomistic now
post #33 of 35
I am so happy to hear this -- I hope that you get the birth you want! If it can be hassle-free and close to home (or at home) all the better.
post #34 of 35
I wasn't sure if I should start a new thread....or use this one...so I am going to try and use this one first ...and I didn't see any info in here related to the Lansing are, so...

I am in the Lansing area and getting rather frustrated looking for a midwife : . There don't appear to be any near me. I spoke to one of the midwives I knew of in the Ann Arbor area and she was not interested in driving to Lansing for the birth. The midwife that I used before (Rosalyn Tulip--who I really liked) is apparently not really practicing anymore, but I have left a message with her..I am not very confident that I will get a call back though...so I am starting to look around in case I don't, does anyone know of anyone who might come to Lansing?!

I lived in Flint for my other two births and had quite a few to choose from that would travel there....but Lansing seems to be dry.

Help!
post #35 of 35
I know this is an old thread, but does anyone have any contact information for Laura Slater? We're planning a homebirth, and I would just like to interview a few midwives before choosing.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Homebirth
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Birth and Beyond › Homebirth › Michigan HBers