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#1 of 8 Old 09-26-2008, 03:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi All,
I'm here. Just moved from San Francisco and well, it's going to be a switch!
Ultimately I need to see an RE, but first I need a new OB (I have Blue Cross) and I hate pulling a name off a list. Anyone have any recommendations for a great OB, hopefully able to work with an RE well.
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Hi Jennifer,

You might try Dr. VandenBrink-Webb at Partners in Women's Health. That way when you're ready to birth you could use one of the midwives in the practice.

Is there a reason you need an OB rather than a midwife? The CNMs here should be able to do testing and make referrals to your RE just the same as an OB.

If you decide on a midwife, Linda French at Partners in Women's Health or Trinie VanderPloeg or Megan Diebel at Borgess Women's Health are good options. Both practices also have (female) OBs if you should need more complex care.
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Hi Jennifer,

You might try Dr. VandenBrink-Webb at Partners in Women's Health. That way when you're ready to birth you could use one of the midwives in the practice.

Is there a reason you need an OB rather than a midwife? The CNMs here should be able to do testing and make referrals to your RE just the same as an OB.

If you decide on a midwife, Linda French at Partners in Women's Health or Trinie VanderPloeg or Megan Diebel at Borgess Women's Health are good options. Both practices also have (female) OBs if you should need more complex care.
I'd recommend Partners too, but I thought that Linda was "retired" from doing deliveries? I know Angela and Heather, also both CNM's, catch babies and do waterbirths.

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I see an FNP for everything pretty much so I've never had an OB here. The person I've seen for the past few years is Mary Ellen Yealin, and she works at Pro Med down on Angling Rd. I would definitely recommend her.
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Welcome to Kalamazoo! Yes, I imagine it will be quite an adjustment from SF!

Sorry, I don't have a female OB recommendation, my OB/GYN is a man. He is very nice, easy-going and experienced though, so I'll pass along his name in case you don't find a woman you like: Dr. James Bateman (his office is in Bronson Hospital). GL!

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I'd recommend Partners too, but I thought that Linda was "retired" from doing deliveries? I know Angela and Heather, also both CNM's, catch babies and do waterbirths.

- Jen
Nope! Heather is on maternity leave, and Angela moved to Boulder, CO, last spring. Linda is working 20+ births a month right now, so definitely not retired (and never was, just taking a higher gyne case load, but still taking a share of OB call time). I've been at two water births with her this month. She is getting some partial back-up from Patti Zull, a CNM with Bronson Women's Services, but that is only temporary. Heather should be back sometime in October, and they are getting a new partner, Deb Woolley, this fall too (whom my doula mentor tells me is wonderful). Linda has said she will go back to the focus on gyne work with continued OB call time, once the other two are settled in place. Since the OP isn't even pregnant yet, Linda should be a great option for her as her infertility needs would fall under "gynecological".
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THANKS EVERYONE!

You are a wealth of info. I really appreciate the warm responses.
As much I would LOVE to have a midwife, I am in a pretty complicated place. (2 yrs trying for #1, 4 rounds clomid, 3 IUI, a polyp surgery, a year and a half of acup., weird fsh levels)
I do think an OB is better right now, someone who can pass me off to the Michigan IVF clinic and in the event of success ( take me back for what, I've been told, will be a closely watched preg.
I would love to have the option to switch to a midwife.

Thank you again, and thanks JessicaE, I believe you were the one a few threads ago who helped me learn about Dr. Dodds and Young. Hopefully I'll be able to see them soon.

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My husband and I began trying for a year, Linda was currently who I went to for my yearly exams. She sent me to Dodds and Young. There I went through at least 8 rounds of Clomid, shots, 15 vag. ultrasounds, 2 times of IUI, and to no avail. We ended taking a break due to the fact I had lost my job, after almost three years we had decided we would go back to the specialists and try the next step, November of 2006 I found out I was pregnant. My daughter was born July 1, 2007 by Linda. She truly is amazing and knows and understands these situations more then you could possible realize. The second time around, we got pregnant pretty quickly and are still with her. I recommend trying her and if she knows she is unable to help she will point you in the right direction. Best of luck to you and I understand more then most. Keep your head up!
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