Dayton--what can you tell me about the birth culture, pediatricians? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 02-23-2010, 01:11 AM - Thread Starter
poetesss's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: on the move?
Posts: 774
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
x-post from the dayton thread:

Hi all,

I may be moving to Dayton next month (if DH's job stuff goes thru). Can anyone pass on any recs for selective/delayed vax friendly pediatricians, and family physicians/internists in general? I'd prefer a female.

Also, can you all tell me about the birth culture here? I had my first in a freestanding BC, second in a hospital BC (but basically like freestanding), and I am loath to birth in a typical hospital setting. I went to fast in my first 2 and really want my waterbirth for #3. I'm not expecting, but plan to TTC next year.

Thanks for any help you can give! I'll probably cross post in a separate thread as well.
poetesss is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 02-23-2010, 02:18 AM
khaoskat's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A lot depends upon your insurance for the Ped and where you will physically be located and how far you are willing to drive. There are several highly recommend Peds in the area.

I love our family Doc, but two of the three are male in the practice, but the female is fairly good as well. From my experience they are not quick to prescribe medications unless needed and they listen to their patients.

As for birthing. For a waterbirth you only have two options: 1) Good Sam I believe has 4 rooms with tubs in them for labor and birth, but I believe only the CNM's at Lifestages will do a waterbirth. It is a typical hospital setting, but it is a small L&D unit, I believe with about 10 rooms total and the do LDRP rooms, unless they are full and then they transfer PP patients down the hall. 2) Family Beginnings - It is a hospital based 3 LDRP rooms natural birth center with 1 on 1 care. They are very restrictive on who is eligible, you have to be very low intervention with no possible complications for L&D. If you go through FB, there are generally two groups who practice out of there and will do water birth - Dr. Guy and the Midwifes and Dr. Horlocher/Woods.

I highly recommend the Dayton Attached Parents group on yahoo groups.
khaoskat is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 02-24-2010, 08:47 AM
devy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When you move make sure you check out the Dar a Luz Network meetings and LLL meetings. You will find mamas that have had there babies in all different settings home,hospital,birth center. Most would be happy to tell you all about it. Best of luck hope the move goes well. You can also PM me if you need more info.
devy is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off