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#1 of 2 Old 05-29-2012, 12:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, my husband just got orders to Kessler and I will be around 16 weeks when we arrive. I am looking for a midwife in the area that either does homebirth or hospital births. Are water births even an option in the hospitals? Any info anyone could share would be greatly appreciated!


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Welcome to the MS Gulf Coast.  I live in Ocean Springs.  I am the president of MS Friends of Midwives.  In MS, CNMs (Certified Nurse Midwives) only attend hospital births.  We do have a group of midwives that work at Garden Park Medical Center. Don't be fooled by there name "birth center" it is just like any other hospital.  http://gardenparkdoctors.com/office-locations/midwifery.dot


We also have a few direct entry (non-nurse) midwives that serve the gulf coast.  They can all be found on the MS Friends of Midwives directory. I know that Renata Hillman, Tera Smith, and Colleen Tullis all work on the coast. In MS, direct entry midwifery is not licensed, thus we have a wide range of skills, experience, and training among midwives.  As the consumer, you need to do the work to determine if a midwife meets your needs. I had a home birth in MS and would be happy to provide to talk to you more about it. 

I am childbirth educator and doula.  You can learn more about our services here: www.betterbeginningsMS.com


You may also be interested in joining this group on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/214937068586330/

Feel free to call or email me, my contact info is on my website.



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