Oh- You made me blush-
Anyhow- back to the BBC I found 3 really positive reviews of it from the Park Slope Parents website and they bring up some good points. I hope it's okay to paste them in here- theres no names...
I think Yamilee makes a great point if you are really grounded, confidant and healthy in your upcoming birth- it's a cute- warm and cozy place to have a baby.. It really is the Maimonodies thing with them, that place stinks!
Let us know what you decide and try not to stress too much you'll find whats right for you.
Author: PSP ArchivesDate: 2007-02-23 14:01:27
I was astounded that they unquestioningly take all insurance and offered financial advice. They truly have a commitment to making sure all women have access to non-hospital births. I was impressed by the way she [Kathy Abelson] prepared us for childbirth, and I was bowled over by her attention and caring during labor. She came to our house and held my hand in the back of the car as my husband drove to the center. She was incredibly responsive to whatever encouragement I needed, even when I didn't know I needed it. The center was downright comfy. After the birth we napped then sat around with some loved ones enjoying our breakfast. We were home that afternoon. Over the next couple of days she made a couple of housecalls to see how we were all doing.
Author: PSP ArchivesDate: 2007-02-23 14:01:11
We had a fantastic experience with Katherine Abelson. The midwives are wonderful. They really spend time with you at each appointment. You can ask questions, chat about your philosophies and what you want in labor. I was almost 2 wks overdue and they worked with me to help decide how I wanted to go about inducing the baby. I really can't thank them enough or say enough good things about them.
Author: PSP ArchivesDate: 2007-02-23 14:00:54
The midwives at the Brooklyn Birthing Center are wonderful. The environment is homey and child friendly if you need to bring children to your appointment time. Also, you rarely wait long. They accept lots of insurances.