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We are planning a move to Boise, and I'm trying to decide if I want to do it before this baby comes or after (due in early June). I really like my midwives here, but I'd so much rather move with the baby in my than trying to haul everyone cross-country pretty shortly post-partum. What is the "birth climate" like in Boise? Is there such a thing as a natural hospital birth? It will probably be a hospital birth, I'm not sure we can get there in enough time for me to feel settled enough for a home birth.....but I'll take hb recs too because that's what I would prefer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Any recommendations? Anyone/anyplace to absolutely steer clear of? From a hospital-based mw I'm looking for pretty hands-off (same with the nursing staff), who will allow my dh and other two kids to be involved, and someone who won't think twice about letting me go home as soon as *I* feel ready as opposed to following 'hospital protocol.'<br><br>
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Well I haven't birthed in a hospital, but I haven't been very comfortable in the maternity units of the hospitals I have visited. I had a good birth in a birth center in Nampa. I had a wonderful homebirth with a lay-midwife who was just fantastic. You can let me know if you'd like her info. or any other info. There are a group of docs in Nampa that are supportive of NB and deliver at the birth center I used, which is seperate from the hospital (across the street.)
 

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I wanted to add that there is a great midwife group in Boise that delivers at their own birth center plus they do homebirths. I interviewed them with #1 (didn't end up using them because hubby was unsure, didn't use them with #2 because we were paying OOP and couldn't afford their price) and they were great. I've heard very good things from people who have used them.<br><a href="http://www.treasurevalleymidwives.com/" target="_blank">http://www.treasurevalleymidwives.com/</a><br>
I really don't know why I forgot about them the first time.
 

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I birthed here <a href="http://thebabyplacehome.com/" target="_blank">http://thebabyplacehome.com/</a> . Coleen Goodwin is amazing. I cannot recommend her and the other midwives of The Baby Place enough. I birthed within an hour after arriving, and left a couple hours later. How long you stay is between you and your midwife. I live right around the corner though, and my youngest son wasn't at the birth so I really wanted to get home to him. The other kids were there though. The whole place is just wonderful, and the moment I stepped foot in there, I just knew I was meant to have my Scarlett there.<br><br>
Good luck with your decision!
 

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Although next time I plan to not have a hospital birth, I can say that I was able to have a natural delivery with my daughter. I probably was one of the very few patients that my dr had seen that actually had a birth plan and followed it, but I did! I loved the nurses that I had at St Luke's (most of them), but I just would not opt for that situation again. My dr did not really do anything against my birth plan, but, I would have so much rather delivered in a postion other than the standard hospital birthing position! I was only there shortly after 24 hours, so not too bad. They wanted us to stay another night, but I said we were ready to go home and so we went.
 

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Thank you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I found the treasure valley midwives (now that I've looked at their page, I actually met one of their midwives four or five years ago, I forgot about that) and their place remeinded me so much of the birth center I love in Eugene...but ouch, I don't think we can afford them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><br><br>
JZDmama...thank you for the link. I looked through their site, and was a bit put off by the religious overtones. Did you find that to be prevalent while you were with them? And if you don't mind sharing, about what did you pay? She doesn't have any prices listed.
 

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I actually didn't find it religious at all. I am not religious, and had they been talking about god to me or anything I would have definitely been turned off. I think the only time anything even remotely religious was mentioned was the first time I met Coleen, and she told me this was her ministry. But maybe I read it on the website. I really can't remember. I did go to her after firing my other hospital based midwife, so if there was anything that I didn't like I would have walked right out.<br><br>
They do believe that any woman should have the right to birth as they want with a midwife without regard to finances. She does have certain fees, but will work with you if finances are an issue. I will PM you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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