I just found out that we are expecting our 4th (collectively), but we are new to the Midland Michigan area and I am dead-set on having a homebirth... Problem is, my search is coming up with nothing! I found one midwfery service out here, and they never answer the phone and their voicemail is always full! Just wondering if their are any other Mama's in the Midland/Bay City/Saginaw area that can help me out?? I saw another post about this area but it was from 2011... Not very recent.
Money is also an issue for us, seeing as though I am a stay at home Mom and my husband is the only one working. I am praying that we find someone generous enough to work with us.
Any help would be appreciated!
We live in Caro, Michigan and had a homebirth with Cathy Dowd, I think she lives in Bay City. I do know there is someone else out of Saginaw. So there are midwives out there, you'll find them eventually :) good luck!
edited to add:
oh I just looked at the MMA website and see that Sondra Bolzman is listed. She was working with (apprenticing?? perhaps) with Cathy Dowd during our pregnancy and birth one year ago. She was very nice.
Sondra Bolzman, DEM
4861 Main St.
Millington, MI 48746
Services Provided: Homebirth midwifery care. Breastfeeding support. Hospital labor support.
Areas Served: Thumb area, 50 mile radius of Millington.