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#1 of 3 Old 05-25-2008, 03:08 PM - Thread Starter
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I am a doula in NY and met a pregnant woman here moving to Albuquerque. I told her I'd look into finding some good midwife options there.

I've looked online and at an older post on MDC, and thankfully there are loads of options! While that's a good problem to have, I have no way of knowing which midwives are best.

The mom's situation is a bit unique. She's preg. with her 4th and with all 3 prior she ended up with pre-eclampsia/MTLP. Her pre-eclampsia started at 20 weeks with the last. She said she wanted to work with a midwife with the previous three but her OB/GYN wouldn't let her because she was high risk. *Sigh* She did have them vaginally, though. She said she'd love a homebirth but doesn't really think it's an option for her.

Thankfully, she's not due til January, so she has time to build a rapport with a midwife AND for that midwife to help her work on possible ways to prevent MTLP.

Could anyone in Albuquerque help me narrow down to a few good hospital-based midwives and a few good homebirth midwives to offer her that would work with someone with her history at home?

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Try posting in the NM tribal area. You may find more local mamas with knowledge of whom to trust in the way of practitioners...it could at least give you a place to start.

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Thanks so much- great idea!
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