Any info/opinions folks might have of any of the Midcoast hospital options would be awesome.
My son was born before we moved to the area and since I'm hoping to be pregnant in the not to distant future I'd like to have a better sense of my options.
I don't know if the Ellsworth Hospital is close enough (Maine Coast Memorial) to you, but I delivered my daughter there 2.5 yrs ago. I had a natural birth and used the one room with a birthing tub. I really liked their practice, and saw the midwives at Maine Coast Womens care. The only thing I didn't love was that each prenatal appointment was with a different midwife, so I didn't really get to know anyone well. I'm homebirthing this time, but not because my experience in Ellsworth was bad. I didn't to have an IV, just had intermitten monitoring, could eat, and basically do what I want I want, much better than my experience in Bangor in 07.
Thanks so much for replying. Ellsworth is actually only a few minutes farther (in the opposite direction) than my current first choice of Miles Memorial in Damariscotta. I have a couple friends who also had good birthing experiences there but until I just google mapped it in comparison to Miles I hadn't really considered it as an option. Thanks!
I thought I'd bump this back up since I still don't know where to go and I actual need to make a prenatal appointment now.
Has anyone been to the midwives at Pen Bay in Rockport?
Or given birth at the hospital in Belfast?
I actually live equidistant from Waldo County in Belfast and Msine Coast in Ellsworth. To me it was the best of both worlds- the midwife experience in a medical facility. As low intervention as possible, with resources of a hospital, had we needed them.
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