We are about to have our third baby and noticed that BORN midwives is now on the scene in Columbus. Has anyone used them? How are their practices different than CHOICE? I noticed that it's made up of CHOICE alums. And, because I'm nosy, does anyone know what happened there?
No, I don't know what happened, except that Abby died (Dec. 2011), she seemed to be the glue that held everyone & everything together. I do believe they are all still friends, just needing a change I guess, BORN may do things a little different, not sure, ask Audra. I think it's nice, in a way, that CHOICE is no longer a monopoly in Cols. I don't know how much either charges now, but I have gotten calls from Cols clients who couldn't afford CHOICE. (I cover most of southern OH, Cols is my northern border.
Thanks everyone for the feedback!
I agree that it's nice for CHOICE to have the competition. It will keep them on their toes.
I think I'll make an appointment with both and see what kind of vibe I get.
Catzia, if you don't mind my asking, how much does BORN charge? I know CHOICE is up to $3200 now.
Thanks again :)
BORN's rates are lower, around $2750 if I'm thinking right. They don't have the overhead of the big office that CHOICE has, so I assume that's a bit part of why their rates are lower. I talked to a few independent CPMs in the area and most were in the ballpark as well. I think checking them both out is a good approach! I'd be interested to learn your impressions.
I was recently looking into both CHOICE and BORN as well. I planned to meet with them both but unfortunately didn't get that chance. Perhaps in the future. BUT from what I have experienced, and I hate to say this on a public forum, but CHOICE seemed more attentive. They called me a few days before my appointment to confirm which reminded me to let them know of my miscarriage (I had a lot going on and I kept forgetting to call, lol). When I informed them of what happened I got a beautiful sympathy card in the mail with information on miscarriage. I also forgot to call BORN (I know, I'm so reliable :P) And they never called to find out why I didn't show up. Obviously that's a 2 way street and I didn't call them either but it was nice that CHOICE hadn't seemed to "forget about me" lol. I don't want to say anything bad about BORN, as I didn't have much experience with either of them. Just wanted to share my personal experience :) I do still plan to meet with them both if I am lucky enough to get pregnant again when hubs returns from his deployment.
just curious; why didn't you call them when you were miscarrying, instead of after? A midwife can also be a big help during a miscarriage, as well as a full term birth. Safer than staying home by yourself & much more empathetic & personal than going to the ER, not to mention cheaper.
This is a very helpful thread. I am TTC and will be looking for a c'bus midwife when my time comes.
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