We had a homebirth with a great midwife team. It is legal here. But, I do heamorage with my babies, so I would feel more comfortable knowing how things work over there. I am not pregnant now, or ttc. Just want to find out for the future.
I know that some of the CPM and "lay" midwives that practice in NC Carry oxygen and pit and some don't
Mommy to DS (8/07), DD ( 8/09) and one (5/01) Frontier Midwifery student
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Baby Aerick is here! Born at 40+6 on 5/16/10
Obviously it's not paid for by my insurance. Both New Dawn and David Hayes have fees that wouldn't be covered by insurance that were fairly hefty. I didn't care for my experience with New Dawn but Dr. Hayes did my labs and u/s and he was awesome. I'm just personaly not in to the male OB thing but he seemes like a good choice.
So there are lots of options. NC friends of homebirth can help you. put it into google.
I can't speak from experience but I'd say that CPMs (lay midwives) would get a fairly decent reception at Mission Hospital. Our experience there was about as home-like as you could get and they are doula friendly, breastfeeding friendly (although we did get a formula bag - no samples just the name on the side ) etc. Any experience on transfers ladies?
Just saw the post above me (nannymom) included that info sorry.
I've heard raves about DeEtte Nicholson of Tri-State Home Birth services. And another friend is thrilled with David Hayes. Good choices in this area!
now that i'm under the care of the MWs we interviewed, i feel great about it. they have indeed attended transfers to mission with no problems, rather they've been consulted as authorities once there.
new dawn is great for well-woman care. they say up front that they cannot guarantee HB. i'm totally out of the loop on why they have suspended all HB for now, but when i asked, seemed like the main obstacle to HB would be how busy they are when you go into labor (and they are VERY busy). that, plus the protocols CNMs have to operate under in the state, made me choose to go with trained but uncertified MWs (one is a CPM, one traditional).
my feeling is, this whole area is so supportive of HB, it's a tight community, MWs know each other, and the good ones get the referrals!
me+him for 15 yrs, welcomed our little one march 25th, 2010.
What are you talking about?! David Hayes stopped his practice in Asheville to go work with Doctors Without Borders, not because of any malpractice. He was truly a gem and is missed in Asheville!
New Dawn is somewhere you should really go visit in person and make up your own mind. I have only heard negative things from patients there (all ended up switching to another practice). They used to do a lot of homebirths, but not recently.
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And, ummm, not sure if I'm really "allowed" to say this yet...but David is coming back. :)
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Woo-hoo! That's awesome! That last post really troubled me - someone's first post on the boards was with the intent to dig up a 3-year-old thread and slander a wonderful doctor :(
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Any more info to back that up?
As far as I know Dr Hayes wasn't in the USA for the last few years and I know there were no lawsuits ongoing when he attended my last birth. I found him after New Dawn left me hanging halfway through my pregnancy, and his care was exemplary from prenatal on.
I was one of David's last patients before he left for Doctors Without Borders. He was exemplary! I'd recommend him highly and would use him for my prenatal care again -- if I were having any more kids, which I'm not. ;)
David is coming back?! So, great to have him back I know at least this homebirthing CNM (me) will be happy to have him back! Yea, wonderful doc & I never heard anything about him being sued, he left to serve with the Doctors W/out Borders.
I am currently living in Brooklyn NY, but my husband and I are planning to move to Asheville in the next 2-3 months. I found this thread because I am looking for a home birth midwife in Asheville. I am having so very little luck that I am considering staying in New York! I have sent out lots of emails and am awaiting replies but I was hoping someone here might be able to drop a few names to help me out. I contacted Harvest Moon and got a voicemail message saying that that doctor is still out of town. I am really looking for a midwife. Thanks in advance!
BirthTender, I am new to this forum (I've never been part of any internet forum, actually), and I would like to get in touch with you since you are a home birth midwife, but I cannot figure out how to do that. Maybe this will work...?
holelev: I think you can send her a private message through this forum just by clicking on her name to the side and then clicking on something I think. I haven't done that in quite a while. Also, David Hayes is a midwife and a doctor. I just responded with him through email last week. Here's is email address [email protected] I found it on some website. He was also out of town for the holidays, so maybe that's why the machine said that. Not sure. I'm still in the researching phase for this upcoming pregnancy so I'm not pushed for time. Definitely send him an email. There are plenty of midwives in that area I'm sure but it is sometimes hard to find out about them. Have you looked for doulas in the Asheville area? I would call one of them and try to find out about some midwives in the area. They would definitely know of some. Not sure what else right now.
Thanks, mleigh23. I tried the private message thing but no dice. Probably a user error ;) so I will work on it. Great advice regarding doulas; I got in touch with Stacey DiMuzio, the doula who posted above, and she was very kind and helpful in providing abundant information. Hooray! David's fee is incredibly expensive, nearly twice that of the most prestigious HB midwife in NYC. I can see that David is truly lovely and talented, but I am bothered that the most well-paid and celebrated folks in predominantly-female fields (and all other fields, for that matter) are so often men. Also, NC's problematic physician oversight of midwives and NPs has me feeling especially eager to support a non-MD midwife.
My husband and I are planning on starting a family in the next year and a half and would love to have a home birth with a nurse midwife. I have started doing some research for the Asheville area but have been unable to find information on costs. It's a little more difficult for me to contact people and services directly as we are out of the country and will be for about another year. Can anyone give me some different price ranges or estimates? Thank you for all the wonderful information you all post, it is greatly appreciated.