Has anyone delivered at Bassett's new birth center in Cooperstown, NY? I am switching my care to the midwives there since it is one of the closest VBAC friendly facilities available to me. Just wondering what experiences anyone may have had both with the hospital and the midwives. Thanks!
Can you travel? They used to be fantastic, but they have taken a serious turn in the past year. They have all but eliminated their midwives and now rely on hospitalists (essentially, per diem OB/GYN) for a majority of the moms who come into L&D. Two Bassett nurses recently came to our doula meeting in Albany and they were very disappointed with how the level of care is being handled now, but they did say they are still getting a good portion of natural births from moms who labored at home until the very last minute. This might be something to think about if traveling is not something you can do. Have you considered having a doula? I'm a student based out of the Capital Region and would be glad to work with you and provide services at a very low cost or gratis if needed. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, I can also see if I can get int touch with one of the nurses that spoke there (she is also a training nurse midwife) so she can speak to you about Bassett.
Mom to two kinda-sorta crunchy kidlets
E (c-section) 7/11/10 & O (4 day VBAC!) 7/20/12
EBF, ERF, BW, BLW, NCB, VBAC, NV, BRB, LOL, LMAO, ROFLCOPTER
Albany Doula, a NY Capital Region birth & postpartum doula, birth educator, lactation counselor & placenta encapsulator! albanydoula.net
I am a doula that offers services at Bassett. I would be very happy to talk to you about my personal experiences at Bassett, my VBAC experience, and the current changes happening in Cooperstown today. Feel free to take a peek at my website at www.birthtradition.com or give me a call at 607.218.4882.
all the best,