I am completely comfortable with doing this at home. It would just be nice to meet a like minded person who doesn't think that I am silly for doing this. And I just have a few little things floating around in my head. Pediatricians, how to deal with the possibility of transferring. How they treat you if you do have to transfer.
Hope that at least gives you some encouragement.
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mollie 12/8/2008....Pure sweetness
I personally don't know of any home birth midwives in central Illinois but, I do know that you may try searching the local Amish, Mennonite, etc. communities for one that does do home births. The only home birth midwives I have found were in the Chicago area. I hope that helps some and you get the birth experience you deserve.
Let me know when you are moving this way. Are you expecting or TCC? My chiropractor knows of a OB/GYN that will not "do" a homebirth but will be there if you have to transfer. He will look the other way. So that sounds pretty crunchy to me. And I love the midwives that I found.
we are moving this weekend actually, and i am about 12 weeks i think. i have been looking around at doulas in the area, i had one when DS was born 2years ago and it was a great experience, but i really am interested in a home waterbirth with a MW. oi! so much to think about in the middle of a move! i guess the first step is finding an OB i'm comfortable with in the [probable] event the homebirth doesn't work out as i do have a medical condition.... can you send me any info you may have about OB's and MW's in the area? i would be ever so grateful!! thank you so much
Anyway, I live in Lincoln, IL which is right in the middle between Decatur, Springfield, and Bloomington. I'm not on MDC a whole lot, but if you ever want to contact me my email is [email protected]
I live in Clinton, and would love to do a HB too. I'd like to know more about this OB/GYN though... Currently, I have to drive all the way up to Pekin for my CNM there who didn't really do everything I wanted in my first hospital birth. :( Thanks! Jennifer