I am trying to do research for my daughter-in-law. Are there any Dr's or midwives that allow natural birthing?
I have heard good things about Suzy Martincak:
She is a homebirth midwife though. We have a birth center in Tallahassee (the Birth Cottage) that some people travel to for something in between a home and hospital birth.
Thanks for the info. I have looked at your site but my daughter in law isn't comfortable with traveling that far. We are in Port St Joe. I wish you were closer or there was a birth center close. She isn't quite ready for a homebirth, this is her first. She would love to use a birth center. So I am doing reasearch and looking into a Dr that is natural minded. : ) I was actually in Tally yesterday grocery shopping with my daughter at New Leaf & Earth Fare.
Oh, I am not actually affiliated with the birth cottage. I am a doula in Tallahassee so I know of a lot of resources here (and in other parts of Florida). I was also at Earth Fare yesterday, LOL.
She is right in the middle of the birth centers that I know of (there is also Gentle Birth Options, LLC in Niceville and Milton Memorial Birthing Center in Laurel HIll but I don't know much about that one).
This looks like it would be a good resource for your daughter-in-law:
Contact the doulas in the area and ask for recommendations.
thanks, I will check out the doula list. She wants a doula for sure.
If you were at Earth Fare the same time we were you couldn't of missed us. We were the 2 crazy ladies with 2 overflowing baskets LOL My daughter shops for the month when she goes there and buys alot of bulk flour and stuff : )
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In addition to LindseyEM's post if you come east to Tallahassee there is
The Birth Cottage
260 East 6th Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Diana Janopaul, LM
Where the Heart is Midwifery
Jill Welch, LM
Blessed Be Midwifery
P.O. Box 3422
Tallahassee, Florida 32315