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#1 of 2 Old 09-07-2011, 10:58 AM - Thread Starter
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I've seen some older threads on this but I thought I'd ask again - does anyone have thoughts on birth center midwives in the Seattle/Bellevue area? I'm currently considering PSMBC and Eastside Birthing Center, but am open to others. Experience with them? Others? Good, bad, indifferent? Most importantly, why was it good/bad/indifferent?


I am setting up appointments and will be interviewing and know one of the most important things is the vibe...but there is only so much you can ask and one midwife's definition of "non-interventive" may be different than anothers', so getting first-hand feedback from those who have used them is good, too!



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My midwives with my 3rd pregnancy were Christine and Loren from Eastside Birth Center.  I was happy with my care.  I can't say for how they would be at a birth since I had precipitous labor and my dd was born before Christine could get there!  It wasn't here fault, I didn't think I was progressing that fast and didn't call.  Oooops!  But I felt that my wishes were respected during my prenantals and when she got there 10 minutes afterwards (she was there to deliver the placenta, do all the newborn exams, etc) I was pleased. 


My only issue I had was that I felt that the postpartum support could have been a bit better, but I think it may have been a bit of an anamoly since Chris was going on vacation the a couple of days affter dd's birth and was out of town.  Despite that, while on vacation, she talked to me about my dd's toungue tie and found me a physician who would clip it, which, I thought was impressive, given she was on vacation!

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