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I am new to this forum and while not new to MA, I had my first baby in Montana therefore do not know much about hospitals/ doctors/ doulas around here.<br><br>
I had a natural birth the first time with an ob/gyn and a doula at a hospital and was allowed to walk and use the jacuzzi tub during labor. I also labored, gave birth, and had post partum care in the same room.<br><br>
I am looking for similar circumstances here in MA for our second child (TBA - just doing research currently). Does anyone have experience with Milford Hospital or any in that area? Or with doulas and ob/gyns in this area that will support natural birth with a birth plan/bradley method?<br><br>
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Hi Loreli's mom!<br><br>
I love that name, btw!<br><br>
Here is a link to the mass midwives page...there are two midwives in your town, Kristen and Pam. I would highly recommend talking with them to get their take on the hosptial and other near by options...feel free to just call them up, they are very involved in thier communities. They can be a wealth of resources, incl LLL, private lactation consultants...everything birth. I think Kristen may even facilitate meetings for moms. I know both Pam and Kristen personally and they are highly professional, lovely women. I have worked a lot with Pam and Kristen runs MILKSHARE, a non-profit dedicated to bringing moms who need milk donations together with moms who have donations.<br><br><a href="http://www.massmidwives.org/?page_id=9" target="_blank">http://www.massmidwives.org/?page_id=9</a><br><br>
That is another wonderful, safe and amazing option (of course I am biased) for you to consider...homebirth.<br><br>
Good luck with your search and welcome!!! Paige
 

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Hey you!<br>
Glad you posted here!<br><br>
Maybe you can try contacting La Leche League and see if they have any advice? There doesn't seem to be a group too near you, but Medfield and Framingham have one:<br><a href="http://www.lllusa.org/MARIVT/Massachusetts.html" target="_blank">http://www.lllusa.org/MARIVT/Massachusetts.html</a><br>
There's also Framingham Hospital...I have no idea what it's like <i>now</i> but my mommy had me there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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Paige, you mean Kelley (Faulkner), right?<br><br>
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Thank you for all of the advice. I will check into the websites you provided.<br><br>
Paige, thank you also for your advice on homebirthing, but my husband and I have decided it just isn't for us. We have 2 dogs that really got on my nerves while I was in labor last time and when my daughter was born I lost a lot of blood and she was not breathing so I think I would just feel better in a hospital environment, but I can also see the pluses to a homebirth.<br><br>
thanks again
 

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my Dad works there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> he's not an OB, though. I wish I could've had dd there!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had a natural birth the first time with an ob/gyn and a doula at a hospital and was allowed to walk and use the jacuzzi tub during labor. I also labored, gave birth, and had post partum care in the same room.</div>
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I've never birthed anywhere before - and I dunno if this is too far for you - but I just wanted to say that I'm birthing at Newton Wellesley. It's like a half hour from Milford - northeast by maybe 20ish miles up Rt 16 (although there is probably a quicker way to get there... I've only been to the Milford/Hopkinton area a couple times). Anyway. They do let you use jacuzzi tubs and walk around and use birthing balls and stools. They also told me at the tour that almost all women make birth plans and they encourage that. The L&D room is different from the PP room but they are all private rooms.<br><br>
I don't know about the OB practices there. I am going through the Women's Health Associate midwives in Wellesley who are extremely supportive of natural birth and were quite happy to hear that I am taking Bradley birth classes.<br><br>
Anyway. Just something else to check out that's closer than hospitals in Boston.
 
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