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#1 of 6 Old 07-11-2009, 12:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a son who JUST turned 1 two weeks ago and we are pregnant again! It wasn't really planned and I just moved to the area. I am still breastfeeding, but had some preterm contractions with my son at 19 weeks, so I'm nervous.

Do you have ANY suggestions of good OBs or midwives who will support my breastfeeding throughout my pregnant. I live in the western suburbs of Boston.

Thank you in advance. I'm slightly freaking out!
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I have a son who JUST turned 1 two weeks ago and we are pregnant again! It wasn't really planned and I just moved to the area. I am still breastfeeding, but had some preterm contractions with my son at 19 weeks, so I'm nervous.

Do you have ANY suggestions of good OBs or midwives who will support my breastfeeding throughout my pregnant. I live in the western suburbs of Boston.

Thank you in advance. I'm slightly freaking out!
If you were planning on a hospital birth, you could start by seeing the midwives at Newton Wellesley Hospital. Their offices for appts are at Women's Health Associates.

I have found that all of the midwives practicing there are wonderful women.

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I have a son who JUST turned 1 two weeks ago and we are pregnant again! It wasn't really planned and I just moved to the area. I am still breastfeeding, but had some preterm contractions with my son at 19 weeks, so I'm nervous.

Do you have ANY suggestions of good OBs or midwives who will support my breastfeeding throughout my pregnant. I live in the western suburbs of Boston.

Thank you in advance. I'm slightly freaking out!
I would try your local La Leche League leader. I went to a meeting while pregnant - haven't been since I've had my son, but haven't needed any help/support, either. That meeting I attended really helped me get used to the LLL idea, and I know that is the first place I would ask for any BF advice.

http://www.llleus.org/state/Massachusetts.html

They don't post email addresses, but they do post their phone numbers & really do encourage women to call the leaders ANY time. I don't think they're kidding about that, so go ahead & call & ask or attend a meeting (the one I went to people brought both their babies & their toddlers). i had heard they are a bit militant, but I found them to be a friendly, respectful group of people.

The LLL mtg I attended (in Stow) was led by a lactation consultant, and they had all sorts of helpful advice regarding hospitals & breastfeeding - they should be able to help you find some OBs to try in your immediate area. I didn't want to travel far to get to my OB/hospital - and good thing, too: my 1st child was a fast labor/delivery. If I had chosen somewhere further away, I would have been in trouble.

The only other place I could think of is Mothers & Company in Boylston, MA (if they are near you). That's where I found my doula's info. They have all sorts of great information on hand & have lots of contacts for the Worcester, MA area (although my doula lives in Sudbury, so their reach is fairly far).
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If you wouldn't mind a male OB, I highly recommend Dr Robert Gottlieb at Southboro Medical Group in Framingham. Normally, I'd NEVER go to a man but he was so highly recommended by my natural mama friends.

He really was amazing. He believes in doing things as naturally as possible. He's very gentle and soft spoken. He sits with you at his desk to chat before each appt to find out how you're doing on a more personal level (I found it helped me to relax.)

The one negative thing about that practice is that when he was on vacation, I got a different male OB who I'd never met for the actual birth.
So, I would ask about who's on call for him if he's unavailable.

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I don't agree at all with Daughterofkali about Dr.Gottlieb. I don't want to discuss him on a public board. But I have had extensive expirence with him.

I have worked with MANY great midwives at Newton-Wellesley that are very supportive and willing to think outside the box. The two sets of midwives are Women's Health Assoc and Harvard Vangaurd, both groups have offices in Wellesley.
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I don't agree at all with Daughterofkali about Dr.Gottlieb. I don't want to discuss him on a public board. But I have had extensive expirence with him.

I have worked with MANY great midwives at Newton-Wellesley that are very supportive and willing to think outside the box. The two sets of midwives are Women's Health Assoc and Harvard Vangaurd, both groups have offices in Wellesley.
My first reply was removed because I violated the healthcare provider policy. PM me for details. Again, I agree with MetrowestMidwife.

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