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#1 of 5 Old 10-22-2008, 06:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all! I was wondering if there were any good midwives in the west Chicagoland area? Somewhere near St. Charles and working out of either CDH or Delnor Hospital would be perfect!

I also need the practice to be size-friendly and willing to do waterbirths.

A friend of mine suggested Marla Ellis. Has anyone worked with her before? Would you recommend her?

Thanks in advance and have a great day everyone!
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#2 of 5 Old 10-24-2008, 02:23 AM
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Well if you are looking for a hospital birth, unless something has changed since CDH put up their new building, water births are out of the question there. They laughed at me 5 years ago when I asked about it.
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If you are looking for waterbirth, your best bet is West Suburban with the midwives there. Not many hospitals near in Chicagoland allow waterbirth. I think Mercy in Aurora does, that is another option. Otherwise they are the only 2 I know of that do waterbirth other than the homebirth option.

(The aforementioned midwife practices more medically)
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I'm planning a waterbirth with a midwife at Rush Copley in Aurora. I'm seeing the midwives at Rush Copley OB/Gyn and they have been great!

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If you go to Mercy, I recommend WomenFirst Midwifery.

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