Need ref for natural childbirth friendly OB in Katy/Houston/Woodlands. I currently go to Dr. Reed in the Woodlands but I do not like one of her on-call Drs (he has HORRIBLE reviews and may have an action coming against him.) I would love to deliver at the new Methodist West because there's no seperation of mom/baby and my daughter can stay with us. We are willing to drive to The Woodlands Memorial again if we can't find a closer OB, just for the hospital. Thank you!
Dr Reed is great but understand your trouble with her partner... I can recommend several midwives in the Houston area if you're interested and I can give you the name of my midwife who has worked in the Katy/West Houston area for years - I'm sure she'd have some good OB recommendations in that area if you need an OB. Her name is Natalie Wommack http://www.fruitfulvinemidwifery.com/ I also saw Dr J. Samaneigo for some problems I had postpartum and he was wonderful. The midwives at Nativiti Birth Center in The Woodlands say MD behind his name stands for 'midwife in disguise' I'm not familiar with any of his parnters/backups....
Best of luck!
I love Dr. Guilliams at West Houston! The hospital is very crunchy-friendly but they don't currently have a lactation consultant onsite. They do allow rooming in. His back up is horrid.
I was looking into Natalie's birth center, may go ther! She's very nice. Did you say you had your boys with her?
I don't think I need a OB (as far as I know I'm low-risk) there's just a little part of me that is a little afraid of birth outside the hospital. Baby 1 had the cord wrapped around her neck twice and they kept losing her heatbeat--freaked me out! I know hospitals are more dangerous if you're low-risk, so I'm leaning toward birth center.
I had my first at Nativiti Birth Center, my second at home with a midwife from Nativiti (both great experiences), and then I had my last one with Natalie at home. She is wonderful. I'm currently living in Europe and seriously considering coming back to the US to birth with her again! She was very caring and experienced and knows when to transfer if need be. She has a great faith in birth and God and was just a great support for me - is even now that I'm half way across the world! You can tell her Madeleine recommended her to you.
Natalie Womacks birth center is Katy Birth Center. www.katybirthcenter.com It is her, Cathy Rude, and Connie Blackum. All wonderful ladies!
Shannon, Daughter of the King, Wife to Christopher, Blessed Mom of 3 Boys. Homeschool, SAHM, and midwife.
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