Originally Posted by laws24
I'm close to stevens point(about an hour) but I'm right outside of Marshfield 15min or so
I am also right in your area!
We have had 2 hospital births, and then 3 home births. Our last one, the midwife missed due to the blizzard, so that was really exciting for my husband and I!
Anyhow, there are many midwives in our area, and I know 3 of them personally, as I am interested in midwifery in the future.
1. Jane Peterson 715-445-2277 (Licensed)
Jane is awesome! We've had her and her assistant, Christie Reynolds, for our last 3 homebirths, and we *love* them! She has an office in Iola, which is about 15 mins East of Stevens Point. Her birth fee (includes 3 postpartum visits) is ~$1500+, with prenatals being $50 each. She has ~2300 births so far.
2. Andi Raine 715-345-1222 (Licensed)
Andi has such a *great* view of birth! She won't turn down an "invitation" to be at a birth, and doesn't view it as "her decision" whether women "should or shouldn't" have a homebirth! She has attended twins, primary vbac, breech, etc. Andi charges ~$1200 for a birth. She has ~300 births so far. Andi has an office in St. Point.
3. Lydia Schwartz (Amish midwife, Unlicensed)
Lydia is such a sweet person. She will come to your home for the birth, if you pick her up, or she will let you birth at her office (has 2 bedrooms for this purpose). She charges ~$100 for a birth, I am not sure what her prenatal fees are, but her office days are Tuesday. She lives in Granton. She attends ~50 births a year.
There are more midwives towards Wausau, two more, I know of, if you need more. All of them are familiar with homebirth and hospital birth, (f need be).
Just wondering who your midwife was??