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#1 of 5 Old 06-22-2011, 07:31 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm pregnant with my first and moving to Ohio at the beginning of August (EDD is early October). I need to find a good practitioner, and fast! I've had my eye on the midwifery and OB/GYN practices at the St. John Medical Center in Westlake for some time, because I really like the hospital's philosophy and appropriately low C-section rates.


Could anyone recommend a CNM, family practitioner, or OB in Westlake? And does anyone know anything about the doctors/midwives at the St. John Medical Center?

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I gave birth at St. John's Holistic Birth Center.  :)  My midwife no longer works there, but there are other midwives who do.  Colleen Brezine and Colleen Zelonis, both of whom I met, are really nice and sweet.  There are also a few others listed on Perhaps you could set up phone interviews with them or email them?  I am sure you would get a quick response.  Colleen Zelonis' personal email is listed at her website westshore midwives.  The others' have their numbers listed only. 


Hope this helps!


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Thanks so much, Jodie! That was really helpful.

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I'm using this midwife practice and will deliver at SJWS.  It seems like that I am a patient of Colleen B., but will see all or most the midwives at some point during my pregnancy.  There is no certainty who will deliver me, since you can never predict how many women will be laboring at that time, but so far I am happy with all the midwives that I've met. 

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I love Colleen B.  luxlove.gif But I've heard good things about all of them. 


And welcome to the area!


There's also a practice of OB's and a couple midwives that are in Westlake as well, affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic, specifically at Fairview Hospital.  I had my DD there and it was very um, medical.  Though they do have a great NICU if that's a concern.


SJMC is now connected to University Hospitals of Cleveland, and they also have great NICU and ped units. 



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