I was wondering if the medicaid/charity care covered patients at Morristown Hospital have choice to use the midwives rather than a doctor.
I am asking because when I had my first baby at Hackettstown, I was under medicaid, and was able to use the midwives, rather than a doctor, who were then available there in the healthstart clinic. I had a wonderful experience doing a natural water birth, but now this time around with my second pregnancy am a little worried, since Hackettstown don't have the midwives anymore.
If I go to Morristown and am on medicaid or charity care will I be able to do the same as I did with my first pregnancy? Will I be able to use the midwives? Any other hospital where I can have similar option as I did during my first pregnancy?
My understanding is that although the Hackettstown Midwives left Hackettstown hospital, there are still a few midwives working out of Hackettstown. Suzanne Endriga of Understanding Women and Kelly Jeanne Murphy/Schad of All About Women.
Perhaps it would be good to call the Hackettstown Midwives and also the Avalon Midwives directly and talk to them about your desire to work with them under Medicaid. You could also try Dr. Judy Banks- while not a midwife, she embodies the best qualities of a midwife- trusting birth, a more is less philosophy, taking time with patients, etc.
Good luck in your search.
Mom to Liam 9/06, spirit baby 3/09, and identical twins Mateo and Sebastian 10/11
If you are on medicaid you should be able to find a midwife on your own who delivers at a hospital. I am not sure where you are or if they take medicaid but the Childbirth Center in Clifton delivers at Mountain Side hospital which is a Hackensack HUMC hospital!