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#1 of 9 Old 11-08-2010, 06:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone else heard?

This is Jennifer's blog from a woman's place- she's moving up to Canada next year.
http://urbanmidwife.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/big-news/

If A Woman's Place shuts its doors, what option do we have for (legal) homebirth in Chicago?

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I had no idea! Jen attended the birth of both my children. She's really wonderful and her knowledge saved me from a transfer with my first.

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I know, Jen was my MW too. We really loved our experience with her. I was *just* going through how much it would cost to have DC2 with her (she was out of network) and I guess that post saved me from making a $3,000 decision.

There are still other MW out there - Sarah Simmons, Hillary Keiser, um, hmm... :headscratch: some more, I know! So It's still possible to have a CNM attended HB, but just one less. By the time I get PG and birth (in 2012, i think) who knows what the climate is like - we could have licensure of CPMs or there could be no CNMs left for HB either.

Reading about the CDN model made me wistful too. If only...

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With her gone we are down to 4 CNM's. Sarah Simmons, Hillary Keiser, Christina Oser, and Debbie Boucher.
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My husband & I managed to conceive despite seeing each other on weekends only for the last 5 months. He took a job in Chicago and I'm in Cincinnati until our house sells.

Learning that I was 5 weeks pregnant has moved up our timeline for me moving to Chicago. This will be our first baby and I am VERY interested in having a homebirth.

Knowing that I'd eventually be moving to Chicago and eventually pregnant, I began doing some research on homebirth. I found out about Jen leaving via her blog & was afraid that I wouldn't be able to find another CNM who could attend a homebirth. I'm really excited to see that there are some others remaining.

In Cincinnati, I connected with a homebirth group that meets monthly but I haven't been to a meeting since after my 2nd m/c. Homebirth in Cincinnati is kinda underground. Is it the same way in Chicago? Is there a homebirth group in Chicago that regularly meets?
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I think there's a homebirth meetup group at Bloom yoga studio.

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My husband & I managed to conceive despite seeing each other on weekends only for the last 5 months. He took a job in Chicago and I'm in Cincinnati until our house sells.

Learning that I was 5 weeks pregnant has moved up our timeline for me moving to Chicago. This will be our first baby and I am VERY interested in having a homebirth.

Knowing that I'd eventually be moving to Chicago and eventually pregnant, I began doing some research on homebirth. I found out about Jen leaving via her blog & was afraid that I wouldn't be able to find another CNM who could attend a homebirth. I'm really excited to see that there are some others remaining.

In Cincinnati, I connected with a homebirth group that meets monthly but I haven't been to a meeting since after my 2nd m/c. Homebirth in Cincinnati is kinda underground. Is it the same way in Chicago? Is there a homebirth group in Chicago that regularly meets?



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The homebirth meetup group is now meeting in Evanston at Hip Circle Studio.  Please join us!

 

http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Homebirth/

 

We are off December for the holidays but will resume in 2011.  So the schedule looks dead but, there will be more. orngbiggrin.gif 

 

I also am more than happy to meet up informally and talk about our experience (with/without DHs) just shoot me a PM.


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Thanks so much Carson!! I may PM you later, I am only 6w3d right now. A specialist is overseeing my care until I am 10 weeks. I'm trying to be cautiously optimistic about this pregnancy. My husband & I got so excited about the 2nd pregnancy and we were crushed when I miscarried.

 

Thanks so much!
 

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The homebirth meetup group is now meeting in Evanston at Hip Circle Studio.  Please join us!

 

http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Homebirth/

 

We are off December for the holidays but will resume in 2011.  So the schedule looks dead but, there will be more. orngbiggrin.gif

 

I also am more than happy to meet up informally and talk about our experience (with/without DHs) just shoot me a PM.



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Thanks so much Carson!! I may PM you later, I am only 6w3d right now. A specialist is overseeing my care until I am 10 weeks. I'm trying to be cautiously optimistic about this pregnancy. My husband & I got so excited about the 2nd pregnancy and we were crushed when I miscarried.

 

Thanks so much!
 

 

 

Wishing you much peace and light with this pregnancy... stick, baby, stick!


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