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#1 of 5 Old 05-18-2012, 04:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi, 

 

I'm hoping for a VBAC birth with my 2nd child. I am 13 weeks pregnant, and I have Medi-Cal benefits. I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations for a provider in LA who accepts Medi-Cal? I've been going to Kaiser Cadillac and have NOT been happy with them*.

I would be willing to do a hospital birth if I can find the right provider, ideally I would love to have a home birth, but are there midwives who accept medi-cal? 

 

Thank you!!

 

 

 

 

*for starters, they misused their ultrasound equipment and told me I miscarried at 9 weeks, when I didn't!!! And this was after I declined the ultrasound and they pressured me into doing it, and in general they seem far too dependent on technology. 

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have you managed to find someone? i'm moving this to finding your tribe California in hopes you get a response :)


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Well, there's the UCLA midwives (hospital birth)

 

Beach Cities Midwifery (but they don't do VBAC's)

 

South Coast Midwifery (too far for me)

 

Simona's  Birth Center (far and only a hospital birth with the midwive is covered)

 

BUT there is also "The Community Birth Center" out here where they have a sliding scale...

 

I haven't yet decided what I'm doing...But there are options...

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The Community Birth Center is good and the midwife there has a good reputation.  And as a bonus, you can birth at the center or at your home... your choice on the day of birth. 

 

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UCLA midwives no longer take medical.  Now, the women's health center (http://www.wwhcenter.org/) uses the midwives at California hospital. 

 

Also, don't forget to come to our ICAN meeting.

http://www.westlaican.com/

 

(sorry for thecut and paste)

Regular ICAN of West Los Angeles meets the 1st Sunday of the month from 4pm to 6pm.
(location: The SPOT CAFE & LOUNGE
4455 Overland Ave (south of Culver)
Culver City, CA 90230
http://www.thespotcafelounge.com/)
(oh, and it is kid friendly)
 
All meeting include time for an open discussion.  All meetings include VBAC support and free advice from local doulas.

Dates:     

Sunday, August 5, 2012
    Postpartum transition into parenthood
    Guest: Clair Gillenson M.A.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
    Hospital Experience
    Guest:  Dr. Jessica Schneider
Sunday, October 7, 2012
    Ask the OB
    Guest:  Dr. Stuart Fischbein
Sunday, November 4, 2012
   Read Your Birth Chart (Note:  please get your chart from the hospital)
Sunday, December 2, 2012
    Bitch Fest (come on, you know you want to.)

 

 

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