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#1 of 11 Old 04-03-2012, 08:04 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I've looked through some past threads, but many of the websites are now defunct (although a handful of resources were certainly useful and I've contacted a few people!).  I was wondering if anyone knows of any CNMs currently handling home-births in Raleigh.  If they have hospital privileges, even better.  I've been seeing the midwives at the birth center in Chapel Hill, but due to some recent changes in administration that have caused some serious issues, I'm considering transferring my care and delivering at home.  I would be attempting a VBAC (possibly even WBAC).  I've seen lots of recommendations for Nancy Harman, but cannot find any current contact info for her or a website for her practice.  Any suggestions?


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In addition to Nancy Harman, CNM (I PMed you her contact info), Deb O'Connell is a CNM homebirth midwife serving the Triangle: http://www.carrboromidwifery.com/  There are a few CPMs as well.  I don't believe that any of them have hospital privileges.

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Deb O'Connell was one of the midwives I saw when she was still at the UNC Midwives practice...she's wonderful! 

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In addition to Nancy Harman, CNM (I PMed you her contact info), Deb O'Connell is a CNM homebirth midwife serving the Triangle: http://www.carrboromidwifery.com/  There are a few CPMs as well.  I don't believe that any of them have hospital privileges.



 


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I'm curious what issues you've had at the birth center?  I went there with my last baby and am pregnant again and hope to deliver there again. 

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I've looked through some past threads, but many of the websites are now defunct (although a handful of resources were certainly useful and I've contacted a few people!).  I was wondering if anyone knows of any CNMs currently handling home-births in Raleigh.  If they have hospital privileges, even better.  I've been seeing the midwives at the birth center in Chapel Hill, but due to some recent changes in administration that have caused some serious issues, I'm considering transferring my care and delivering at home.  I would be attempting a VBAC (possibly even WBAC).  I've seen lots of recommendations for Nancy Harman, but cannot find any current contact info for her or a website for her practice.  Any suggestions?



 


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Nancy has priviledges at UNC.  She serves the whole Triangle.  She was my midwife and was wonderful.

 

Here's another option:  http://ncbirthway.com/ Jane Gledhill CNM


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Nancy's contact info (I think the phone number is correct - I can't remember it right off the top of my head):

 

1108 Callicutt Rd
Bear Creek , NC - 27207
919-837-5805

 

Also, she's on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Birthwise-of-Central-NC/274342755952941

 

Here's the number listed there.  I know this one is correct.  One above might be her office:  1 919.548.0677


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Nancy has priviledges at UNC.  She serves the whole Triangle.  She was my midwife and was wonderful.

 

Here's another option:  http://ncbirthway.com/ Jane Gledhill CNM

 

I have used Nancy twice. I just love her. 


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CNMS who serve the Raleigh area are: Deb O'Connell,CNM and she has a few CNMs in her practice,  and now with 3? prenatal sites;  Donna Galati, CNM down towards Fayetville, Nancy Harman, CNM in Bear Creek; Jane Gledhill, CNM somehere north of Mebane (I've been invitied to get togethers on her farm, but haven't been a ble to make it, yet), and Olivia Marshburn, CNM out about 45 min. north of Wilmington, can't remember the name of her little town.

Hope this info helps,

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Deb O'Connell is fantastic. At the moment, I believe she is working just with Ashley Marshall, another CNM, and their office is moving to South Durham next week. 

 

Also, I don't think it's accurate that any of these midwives have "hospital privileges", meaning that they can admit patients to the hospital and continue to care for them. UNC is a faculty-only hospital, meaning that if you are not on the faculty there, you do not have admitting privileges, so Nancy definitely does not have privileges to care for patients there. As a CNM, however, she probably does accompany patients there (since she is legally able to practice in the state) and thus, can stay with you if you go to the hospital without fearing for her own legal safety. But none would be able to actually continue to care for you once you are admitted, although they may stay to support you. The midwives at the birth center are the exception, as they have an arrangement with Family Medicine at UNC, and so do stay involved in your care, although they do not officially remain your provider if you are admitted.

 

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I am one of the midwives with Carrboro Midwifery.  We do serve mamas in Raleigh.  Our new office will be over off of Fayetteville Rd. in Durham and we will be opening the second week of May.  Feel free to give us a call to set up an interview.

 

Just to clear one thing up- none of the CNMs practicing homebirth have admitting privledges at any of the hospitals (with the exception of New Dawn in Ashevile, iirc) but that's not to say we don't make every effort to promote continuity of care when we do transfer to the hospital.  We accompany all of our clients to the hospital when they need to go, and we stay for the birth and do all of the postpartum care as well. 


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Deb O'Connell is fantastic. At the moment, I believe she is working just with Ashley Marshall, another CNM, and their office is moving to South Durham next week. 

 

Also, I don't think it's accurate that any of these midwives have "hospital privileges", meaning that they can admit patients to the hospital and continue to care for them. UNC is a faculty-only hospital, meaning that if you are not on the faculty there, you do not have admitting privileges, so Nancy definitely does not have privileges to care for patients there. As a CNM, however, she probably does accompany patients there (since she is legally able to practice in the state) and thus, can stay with you if you go to the hospital without fearing for her own legal safety. But none would be able to actually continue to care for you once you are admitted, although they may stay to support you. The midwives at the birth center are the exception, as they have an arrangement with Family Medicine at UNC, and so do stay involved in your care, although they do not officially remain your provider if you are admitted.

 

Hope that helps!
 

 

This is actually not true, the midwives at the birth center do have admitting privledges at UNC and do remain the primary care provider if transfered, unless OB care becomes needed due to highrisk situation or c/s


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