Hi all! This might have been asked before, but I'm looking for a homebirth midwife in Central NC (I'm in Southern Pines, so near the Sandhills area would be preferrable so it's close!)
I know the homebirth scene is pretty dismal at this point, and I'm kicking myself I didn't make this decision sooner! I'm currently 18 weeks pregnant and going to the birth center in Chapel Hill...but honestly, not enjoying it this time. I gave birth to my 2nd baby in 2010 and it was a wonderful experience, but this time something is definitely "off" and I just don't feel as at ease at the birth center anymore. I think a homebirth would just be much more peaceful for my last baby
Soooo...anyone know of CNMs still in practice w/in range of me? I heard from someone maybe Nancy Harman is?
Lydia, toddlerwearing mama to my sweet 2 yr old, Phoenix and so proud of my future soccer star, 5 yr old Zion! Wifey to sexy South African Paul
Baby #3 due December 8, 2012!!
I just (finally) joined, so I hope it's not rude for a new member to ask a personal question, but I'm nothing if not inappropriate.
I also delivered at the birthing center in Chapel Hill (in 2009) and we are considering getting pregnant again. Can you tell me about what made you feel like the practice is "off"? Maureen was our CNM and she was amazing, but I know she has drastically scaled back her practice. I wasn't as crazy about the other midwives... I wanted Maureen from the beginning.
Anyway, if you don't mind, I would be curious to hear about your experiences there. Good luck finding a home birth midwife! I know NC makes it nearly impossible to go that route.
Yes indeed! Donna at Monarch Midwifery in Fayetteville is a licensed CNM that does homebirths. She covers the Raleigh area. You can get more information by visiting the link above or calling. Their toll-free number is 866.414.2875.
Hope that helps!
Is Nancy Harman still practicing? She is a CNM, and lives in Bear Creek, NC. She is absolutely wonderful. She attended my first 2 homebirths, when we lived in Greensboro, and I think she did a lot of Chapel Hill area births too.
Yes, Nancy is still practicing. But she is still looking for a long-term solution to the "supervising physician" issue.
4 years and 5 IVF cycles in the making, Elliott was born at home in water on 2/2/11.