Dear Little Os Mom,
I originally wanted a natural/homebirth in a tub but when we found out we were first having triplets, that all changed. When I was 6 weeks pregnant, one fetus absorbed and I am now 31 weeks pregnant on bed rest with twins. I looked into Mountain Midwifery but wasn't accepted because of the multiples situation.
I researched lots and came across All About Women's Care (http://allaboutwomenscare.com/home.html
) where their slogan remains true, 'Women Caring for Women.' When I had my first appt I was a little nervous since I didn't plan on seeing anyone else, but as I entered their dim, peaceful, and candle lit office, I was assured that I was in the right place. I liked All About Women's Care because 1.) there is an all female staff (OB-Gyns, CNMs, and RNs) and 2.) it's connected to Swedish Hospital where my mother-in-law has worked for 42 years!
I met with Jayne Jones, CNM who is just wonderful, has a great bedside manner, explains everything really clearly, listened to any questions I had, and took her time with my husband and I. All her focus was on us. When they later did an u/s and found out that I had an incompetent cervix, I was then introduced to Dr. Nancy Germer and was admitted to the hospital for bed rest for 2 weeks. I am thankfully now on home bed rest but Dr. Germer is also quite wonderful. She is open, has a great bedside manner, funny and lighthearted, and also takes her time answering any questions we may have.
I would definitely recommend All About Women's Care to anyone who would like to feel cared for, heard, respected, and valued. My stay at Swedish was more than I'd expected a hospital to be (since I never really wanted to step foot in one in the first place). Everyone (RNs, cleaners, NICU nurses, perinatologist RNs, doctors, etc) was very helpful, accommodating, and came to visit me and check on me lots! Hands down, I would recommend meeting these fine women who surely know what they are doing and who will sensitively listen to you with care and an open mind and heart!