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#1 of 8 Old 06-02-2010, 11:30 AM - Thread Starter
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I recently moved to Southern Alabama (Dothan/Wiregrass area) and am STUCK!


I am 29 weeks pregnant and have my heart absolutely SET on a water birth with a midwife. I didn't know that midwifery is illegal in Alabama until I got here.

I'm looking for one of two things:

Either a midwife who is willing to come to my home to do a water birth... it's not illegal on the Military Post!!!

Or, a midwife in Northern Florida somewhere (Tallahassee or Pensacola are kynda close) who has a birthing center so I can drive to her for the delivery.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I feel lost and helpless.

Thank you!

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#2 of 8 Old 06-02-2010, 05:14 PM
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Sorry, I wish I knew. If you hear anything, please post back.

Mom to DS 12/07 and DD 11/13, plus a bunch of chickens, dogs, and cats.

Moving past many years of infertility and always thinking of my friends in the infertility forums.

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#3 of 8 Old 06-05-2010, 06:32 PM
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You could check out the places on this website...http://birthpartners.com/b-1-1-Dotha...viderBase.aspx

I am in ********** but I found I found my midwife on this site, good luck!
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hi another Ft Rucker momma here!!! I just found out that I'm pregnant too I would totally love to meet up and chat!! I am willing to do anything that I can to help you find a midwife that will come here! I am a doula too and if you're interested, I am more than willing to offer my services for free pm me!!

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#5 of 8 Old 06-08-2010, 06:43 PM
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Look up Gentle Birth Options in Niceville, FL. Cindi Gosa Denbow is the midwife there, she attended my friend's birth in Panama City. My friend was very pleased with her!

ETA: We're military as well. I believe Tricare covered most, but not all, of the cost.
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#7 of 8 Old 08-03-2010, 03:33 PM
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This may be too late, but there is always the Birth Cottage in Tallahassee...

 Married to my sweetie and enjoying life with our fabulous dog.  Expecting #1 in August 2012!!!!


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Not sure if it is too late or not, but I would contact Vicki Taylor, LM in Pensacola as well.
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