I would love to hear first hand recommendations of midwives that serve the upper valley and any info on how insurance works here and if it's better to use a NH or VT midwife for those reasonings. (I believe both states mandate homebirth coverage??)
I was a little stunned to do a search and I came up with 3 options - 2 in NH and 1 in VT - all nearly an hour away from me, I believe.
Hi, are you looking to have a home birth? I'm not sure of any in the area that actually do them. I am *pretty* sure that one near Keene does but that is a bit of travel if you have fast labors.
I am in Claremont and use the midwives at APD. I like them ok. They don't bat an eye when I talk about not vaccinating. They automatically do things like delayed cord clamping and are very pro breast feeding. What I don't like is that sometimes they are a little "by the book." Such as, I have GD and am on meds. They say that they WILL induce me by 39 weeks because I am on meds. I have an nst and an u/s every week. I don't see why we can't let baby stay put if he is doing well.
I have a friend who is using the birthing center in Keene, she seems to really like them. Hth!
Thanks for the response! And congratulations on your newest bean!
I'm in Sharon, so, yes, Keene would be too far. I was surprised to see so few home birth midwives are in this area and wondered if CNM's are used more often - although, I don't know how to begin searching them out! Part of my problem is that we just moved here, so I don't know the geography very well here! haha - i just discovered there is a midwife a town over from me. A lot still depends on our personal chemistry, so we'll see...
I love to hear about hospitals that support things like delayed cord clamping and such! I'm a doula and it's a good indication that moms can take a lead in that type of an environment.
Hope I'm not overstepping my boundaries, but I thought I'd share this link in regards to your GD point.
It's a personal decision, but I'm a believer of moms being totally on board with their care and agreeing to it - not being "told" how it will happen. this of course, requires informing one's self, but that's a good thing :)
Thanks again for reaching out and taking the time to respond. We are still settling in, but if it's ok - I might message you with questions about the area as they come up if that's ok!!
I'm just praying that he'll come on his own. I've stated red raspberry leaf tea and will orally start evening primrose oil at 36 weeks.
I would maybe look more on the Vermont side for a mw. You maybe able to find one father North. I can ask around for you too!: )