I'm 19 weeks along and am looking for a solid recommendation for a midwife who attends homebirths in Austin. I live in south Austin, and I've been driving all the way up to OBGYN-North because it was the only Ob office in all of Austin that I was comfortable with. I've finally convinced my hubby to look into homebirth, and I think that talking with a midwife can seal the deal. We would like to visit a few before my next scheduled appointment up north, so we can let them know we are switching if that's what we decide. Can any mamas out there help me? Thanks :)
You and/ or your husband may want to talk with Merrily Daly, www.onlinemidwife.com. She delivered my 2 babies, and is an amazing midwife. She also does pregnancy consulting around the globe via email, skype or phone. I know she has some clients set-up with regular prenatal care, other clients who just want to ask a midwife a few questions, or are trying to figure out the differences of midwife vs. OB care.
She is a Registered Nurse (RN) as well as Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), and has over 30 years experience in nursing, hospital and homebirths. I felt like she handled all my pregnancy questions with a wealth of knowledge, caring, and personalized service, and I don't know what I would have done without her! She also helps people who are doing a hospital birth, but just want some additional personalized care that OBs don't provide. I don't normally post on these forums, but felt that I should share my experience with as many expectant mothers as possible. Please pass the word on about her website!
I'm looking for HB midwives in South Austin too. There are so many to choose from!
The ones I'm going to talk to are:
Julia Bower (though she doesn't do summer due dates)
If anyone has any insight to these ladies, I'd love to hear about them.