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#1 of 11 Old 05-21-2013, 07:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all! I am trying to find an OB or CNM in Pueblo that is going to work for me. I already have three kids, all were born out of the hospital (one in a free standing birth center, the others at home), but unfortunately it looks like I am going to have to have an OB or CNM for this one. There are VERY limited midwife options here in Pueblo and I just can not afford one. I'm on medicaid which limits my options even more. The midwives in CO can take CHP+ but not medicaid. So to a doc it is. :( 

 

These are the things I'm ideally looking for:

 

Female (MUST)

Naturally minded (for both pregnancy and birth, won't freak if I decline a test, etc)

Takes medicaid

 

I'm limited on funds but could probably manage southern Colorado Springs, Canon City, or La Junta if I needed to. I am going to see the CNM I was using as my gyn but based on what I know of her (from being her patient for the last couple years) I highly doubt she's going to be naturally minded.

 

So, anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

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Anyone have any suggestions? Good luck!!

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No suggestions so far. :( So far I have found ONE female OB in this whole town that accepts medicaid patients for ob services. I'm familiar with her too. I saw her once for my gyn and I vowed to never go back. She was horrible. I'm thinking I'm going to have to head to La Junta, Canon City, or Colorado Springs to hopefully find someone. 

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I just spoke with a practice in Colorado Springs that I'd heard great things about. They aren't accepting new medicaid patients though. Nor do they know of any female providers that are. I feel so stuck. I really don't want to do unassisted again (my new partner is not completely comfortable with that), but I feel like I'm practically being forced into it.

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Hi. I'm just getting started on this site. Only 7 weeks along now and thought I would look for some recommendations for a good practice/clinic. I live in Colorado Springs and this is baby #2 but 7 years later.
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Did you ladies find who you were looking for yet?  I live in Penrose and am just curious as to your journey in pregnancy and finding care.

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Are you wanting home birth or hospital birth? I like Dr Growney in Pueblo if you want hospital. I didn't have a good experience in CS. I had a vbac with a midwife from CS but she's not taking clients. I've heard good things about Sharon Mcdougal, Jessica Nipp and Dottie from CS. Gina Gerboth is in Denver but comes highly recommended too.

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Sorry went back an read your OP (posting from my phone). Dr Growney is a guy so he's out for you. I don't know of any other cnms in pueblo.

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Can you ask Pam Crowl http://www.coloradomidwife.com/ or Sharon McDougal http://www.beautifullyborn.com/  for suggestions or referrals?

 

In CS you could try Dr Hovenga or Dr Hammond or CNM Jana Flesher.  Not sure how far along you are by now, I know you originally posted in May.

 

I am a CPM new to CS and in process of setting up a homebirth practice but can't take Medicaid, and CHP+ hardly pays anything as I understand.

 

All the best to you!

 

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Some obstetric providers for hospital birth that I have heard/seen recommended in Colorado Springs for various reasons are below. This is not to say I can recommend them directly, also not to say there aren't other good ones.

 

Dr. Christian York (laid back, supports natural CB, attends 95% of his patients' births, does free meet-n-greet)

Dr Jack Tubbs

Dr James Steigerwald

Dr Leann Hammond

Dr Bret Kort

Jana Flesher CNM

Dr David Stark

Dr Scott Russell

Dr Roland Baiza

Dr Peter Bianco

Dr Kevin Weary

Dr Fuller-Eddins

 

For homebirth midwives you can check the Colorado Midwives Association site, http://www.coloradomidwives.org/find-a-midwife, and do an internet search as well in case some aren't listed on there.  There are 8 or 10 practicing registered midwives in the CS area.

 

HTH :-)

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There is one female doc on the above list that I would NOT recommend after a friend's bad experience, but I hesitate to post it publically. If anyone would like to PM me, I can share more info privately.

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