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#1 of 9 Old 01-05-2012, 05:04 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

  I am trying to do research for my daughter-in-law.  Are there any Dr's or midwives that allow natural birthing? 

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I have heard good things about Suzy Martincak:

http://panamacitymidwife.com/

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. 

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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.

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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:

http://doulajourney.blogspot.com/2008/09/panama-city-pregnancy-and-parenting.html

 

Contact the doulas in the area and ask for recommendations.

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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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So, I've done a little facebook stalking and more research and it seems that Suzy Martincak no longer does homebirths in Panama City, FL. I think she moved to Washington? Do you know of any other midwives in the area who do homebirths?
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http://www.emeraldcoastbirthresources.com/midwifery.html

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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
(850) 244-BABY

www.thebirthcottage.com

Diana Janopaul, LM

Where the Heart is Midwifery

(850) 556-7491

Heartmidwifery@yahoo.com

www.wheretheheartismidwifery.com

 

Jill Welch, LM

Blessed Be Midwifery

P.O. Box 3422

Tallahassee, Florida 32315

(850) 443-2953

Jill@thekitchengoddess.org

http://thekitchengoddess.org/blessedbemidwifery.php

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Gentle Birth Options is wonderful. They do homebirths and have a birth center. They have all kinds of support groups as well. Just can't say enough good things about Cindi, the midwife there.
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