I am new to the area. My husband and I just found out that we are expecting! Based on my ovulation date I am due some time in mid Sept.
I would prefer a wonderful midwife and doula. I would love to try and have a home birth again but I have not been hearing positive things about home birth and IL. So if midwives are out of the question and any of you ladies have an OB you absolutely love please point me in the right direction!
I am open to all comments and suggestions having to do with all things Springfield and the surrounding areas.
Also, I need a good pedi for my 18 month old son.
I would love to hear from you mamas please help me out!
I am a lactation consultant and I'm almost done with my la leche league leadership accreditation and hope to be picking up the local group. I would like to know the local area's support with lactation services.
Good luck finding a midwife! I am hoping to learn some good OB docs and midwives for our next little one and to network with. :-)
If you're on facebook, try connecting with the Illinois Friends of Midwives group. It's private, so you'll have to ask to join, but you may be able to connect with some like-minded families in your area to see what resources are available.
Carrie, wife to J, sahm to E, N, and A, followed by a bunch of crunchy labels and acronyms
I live in Springfield. I had my last planned unassisted but can most likely find you a midwife. It works like this. I send along your contact info into a private group. Midwife (midwives?) contact you. It's all hush hush, which is bullshit, but I can't help that. I've been helping out like this for almost 2 year and can honestly say I don't know for a fact that I know a single midwife.
Dr. Gildner is good as far as OBs go. He knew I was planning a home birth but not the UC part.
Dr. Sandercock is an awesome family doc (internal medicine and pediatrics). I can't recommend him enough. I'm pretty far off the grid with what we do ;) and he doesn't bat an eye. When he found out about the UC his only question was about the logistics of having a baby w/o a breakaway bed or birthing stool!!
To add, Dr. Gildner will use a fetoscope if you ask. He only kinda pushes for an u/s. As in he offered each time and let me know the offer was already there but didn't harass me about it.