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?
*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.
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...
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.
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.
(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
(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.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Postpartum transition into parenthood
Guest: Clair Gillenson M.A.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
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.)