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#1 of 8 Old 01-08-2010, 09:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I need some help with recommendations for an OB that delivers at Durham Regional. I want a natural birth but the birth center/chapel hill isn't an option with insurance. Deciding btw. checking out offices that deliver at DR vs. home birth. Specifically looking for the most natural friendly office btw. Harris & Smith, Durham Women's Clinic, & Durham Ob/Gyn. Any insight about these regarding how friendly supportive they are towards nat'l birth would be great! thanks!
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Dain Vines in Hillsborough is a wonderful family physician that delivers at Durham Regional. His practice is called Family-Centered Health Care.

I'm sorry to say that I haven't heard much good stuff about any of the OBs you list!

Is UNC an option? As hospitals go, I think they're the most natural-birth friendly around. I had a very good experience with UNC Family Practice with baby #2.
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thanks for the response. so no good things about any of those offices? just checked for Dr. Vines and he isn't in our plan Would love to go to chapel hill, but again not in our plan -- basically duke docs and some that deliver at Durham Reg.
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naking......I delivered my DS with Harris and Smith at Durham Regional. The experience was OK...I know a lot more now and feel like I got lucky!! My water broke but no contractions, so of course they put me on pitocin (and I didn't know any better to NOT call them when my h2o broke.) Once on pit they wouldn't let me move around so ended up with an epidural. I got an episiotomy after close to an hour of pushing and I distinctly remember the expression of impatience on my doctor's face when we weren't going fast enough (and neither my DS nor I was having any problems- I wasn't even tired, just hungry!) But I didn't end up with a c-section and we were both fine so..

I was also using them for my 2nd pg which ended in m/c...called them and left a message that I was bleeding and did not hear back from them for FIVE DAYS. Needless to say I had already found someone else who gave a sh!t in the meantime. I've not been back since then.

Not exactly a resounding endorsement, huh?? LOL Good luck finding what you're looking for.

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Doesn't Duke have a midwifery service now? I had a friend who was in a similar situation insurance-wise, and I think that's what she ended up doing (after having a bad experience at Harris and Smith...).
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Dr. Vines! I can't say enough about how much I like him.

I would avoid Duke like the plague; midwives or not.

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I would not give birth @ Duke if I could avoid it. We have the same problem, our new insurance pretty much only works @ Duke. Which is fine for everything else, but I told him that if we ever have another baby, we would need to change insurance plans!

I don't know enough about Durham Regional. Is there any other hospitals in the triangle that take your insurance? I know you said UNC is out.

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I've heard some good things about Dr. Andrews at Durham Ob/Gyn.

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