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Don't know if you've researched this angle, but have you considered a birth center? One is opening up in St. Louis Park in the fall but they're doing prentals in Edina in the meantime. http://www.morningstarbirth.com/inde...ntPieceID=4093
I'm a little too far out of the birthin' loop to be helpful, but I couldn't read your joyful post without saying:
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
I ended up having a homebirth, but before that I worked with Kerry A Dixon, CNM. She dose births at St. Joseph’s and Woodwinds http://www.healtheast.org/providers/...cfm?s=provider
One thing to note here though (and this is true for most CNMs) is that she works with a rather large group of CNMs and there is really no way to tell which one will be at your birth.
I agree with callmemommy that a birthing center may be a great alternative if your not interested in a home birth.
I had Karen Bruce as my Doula and she was wonderful. I would highly recommend her, but before deciding for yourself I would recommend attending a Childbirth Collective Meeting http://www.childbirthcollective.org/ here you can find out all about Doulas and you’ll get to meet some of them that work in the area.
Karen Bruce also teaches the Bradley Method birthing classes. Taking my birthing classes from her worked out great because this gave us a chance to get to know her even better before birth. If you’re interested in Hypnobabies you maybe able to find a Doula that teaches this method. This is deffinatly not a must, but I really enjoyed the extra time it allowed for me to get to know my Doula.
You can feel free to email me if you have other questions.
Have a great pregnancy!
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