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VBAC in Chicago's west suburbs

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm 4 weeks, 1 day PG! Yeah! I need to find a VBAC friendly midwife or OB in Chicago's west suburbs. It seems like everyone's closing down. Midwest Midwifery is closed and West Suburban Midwife Association doesn't do VBACs anymore. Is there anyone out there who is VBAC friendly? (It'll be in a hospital because DH is too scared to birth at home.) I'll travel...
post #2 of 13
Congrats! I'm looking at Dr. James Smith (obgyneassociates.com) based upon the recommendation from someone here. It's an office with 1 ob and 3 midwives in Arlington Heights and they deliver at Northwest Community. I'm having twins and looking for a vbac. He got back to me to ask further info, but hasn't given a final response yet for a twin vbac. However, it wasn't an immediate no, so I'm hoping. Anyway, check them out and I'll bet they'll do a singleton vbac.

So, I received a response. They would definately accept me as a singleton vbac. Possible as a twin. I guess I'll have to call to figure that one out.
post #3 of 13
Here's the info for Therese's (formerly of Midwest Midwifery) new practice - I imagine they're still doing VBAC.

MIDWEST OB/GYN & MIDWIFERY



MARIUSZ KOZIOL, MD

&

NURSE MIDWIVES

(FORMERLY OF MIDWEST MIDWIFERY)

LIZ GARCIA, CNM, MS

JANET FORD, CNM, MS

THERESE DOYLE, CNM, MS



ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

DELIVERIES AT ALEXIAN BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER

EVENING & SAT APPTS

SPANISH & POLISH SPEAKING STAFF

MOST FORMS OF INSURANCE ACCEPTED



OFFICE LOCATIONS:

ELK GROVE VILLAGE

WEST CHICAGO



1.847.357.1144

www.obgynmidwifery.com

(under construction)
post #4 of 13
Beware the "new midwest midwifery". They don't really have a CNM on regular staff.... see the other post about this....

PCC in Oak Park (Ceal Bacom) does VBAC at West Sub

I've heard some positive things about UIC lately...
post #5 of 13
I am going to use some MW's that work out of Rush copley in Aurora, if that is in your area let me know, I will give you the info (dont have it on hand)! Also we have a local AP group with an online forum (part of API) if you are interested. I am 4 weeks 2 days!!
post #6 of 13
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Midwifery and Women's Health???

Boy, I really wish there was somewhere that wasn't "we'll LET you try to VBAC", but was more of like "we'll help you VBAC." KWIM? I guess that's too much to ask in this day and age in Illinois, though. I have a meet and greet appt set up for Midwifery and Women's Health in Forest Park. They also deliver at West Suburban Hospital. Does anyone know anything about them?

I'll have to check out a few places before I find what I like. I should check out PCC, Rush Copley in Aurora and obygynassociates.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Xerxella View Post
I have a meet and greet appt set up for Midwifery and Women's Health in Forest Park. They also deliver at West Suburban Hospital. Does anyone know anything about them?
I was with Nancy Derrig when she had her own homebirth practice. I didn't birth with her, but I really liked her during the prenatal visits.

If you search the forum, I'm pretty sure there are several threads about that practice and West Suburban Midwives.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I'm pretty sure West Suburban Midwives does not do VBACs right now.
post #9 of 13
West Sub will do VBACs if you've already had a successful VBAC, but they can't do primary VBACs. I had to transfer from this practice to another at 30 weeks because it became clear they wouldn't have the situation worked out by the time I delivered.

I had a great VBAC 11 weeks ago at UIC (birth story in my sig). The midwives and the family practice docs both do VBACs and they're also the only place around that will do VBA2Cs. I was with the family practice folks and I felt very well supported there. Nobody questioned my decision to VBAC or really even blinked an eye about the whole thing. The only thing they did differently was that they were hesitant to induce (which is a good thing) and wanted to monitor me (which I had made my peace with). They followed my birth plan to the letter - delayed cord clamping etc - I even got to catch my own baby!! I never had a single person "offer" me an epidural (I had put in my plan not to offer me anything - that I'd ask if I wanted it - which I didn't ). So I give them a big thumbs up.

Sarah Simmons (CNM) also does VBACs - I'm pretty sure she'll attend HBACs but you may want to check with her.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Xerxella View Post
Boy, I really wish there was somewhere that wasn't "we'll LET you try to VBAC", but was more of like "we'll help you VBAC." KWIM? I guess that's too much to ask in this day and age in Illinois, though.
My sister had a VBAC with an OB who not only "let" her but actually ENCOURAGED her to have one. This was my sister's 5th child (4th one was a c-section) and she was a little nervous to try for a VBAC, but he completely put her at ease about it, and it went very well.

This was in Evanston, though, so probably too far.

Here's his info for anyone interested: Anthony P. Kosinski MD
http://www.enh.org/apps/findadoctor/...=3410&lid=1789
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by notjustmamie View Post
I was with Nancy Derrig when she had her own homebirth practice. I didn't birth with her, but I really liked her during the prenatal visits.

If you search the forum, I'm pretty sure there are several threads about that practice and West Suburban Midwives.

Nancy Derrig is with Midwifery & Women's Health West Sub Med Ctr, not West Suburban Midwives.

This is the other midwifery group that is supporting VBACs and uses the ABC room at West Sub. (The #: 708-386-2400). I really like her approach and communication style. I also am a big fan of Midwife Mary at this practice.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Xerxella View Post
Boy, I really wish there was somewhere that wasn't "we'll LET you try to VBAC", but was more of like "we'll help you VBAC." KWIM?
I don't think this attitude either! While it may just be a matter of symantics for some care providers, the words do disempower mom's choice/desire.
post #13 of 13
I just found out I am almost 6 weeks pg! I called Midwest OB/GYN and Midwifery (the sort of former Midwest Midwifery) and when I said that I had a c-section before and would like to VBAC, the response I got was..."We can do that for you!" Now that's a good attitude!
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