Also...I'm 12 weeks pregnant with baby #2. Any recommendations on an area with a CNM and hospital that supports VBAC? I'll be contacting the local ICAN as well.
How far east of Cleveland? I am about 20-30 minutes east. It's a great community in Lake county but walkability really depends on what part of the city you are in and what you want to walk to.
I think ICAN is a great place to start. I know many hospital here are not VBAC friendly and i don't think most CNM do them but I've never gone that route so this is just what I have heard.
Good luck with the move!
The Heights is great for walkability but freeway access really sucks. Like REALLY sucks. I *hate* having to go because it's very inconvenient. BUT.... I have always lived within 5-7 minutes of a freeway so take that for what it is ;)
Hope you can figure something out!
Parma is a quick commute to east side also, i work in south Euclid takes me 20 minutes to get there!!! And Very close to highway, metroparks, and even the zoo! Its also in cuyahoga county which means free zoo visits on mondays!!!
Midwife we use is Mary Jo Alverson. She encourages VBAC, water births, doulas, natural birth etc. she delivers at southwest and parma hospital.
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