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No that there seems to be much choice these days, but I'd love to hear what folks think is the crunchiest place to have a baby that is not one's home.<br><br>
I was at Cambridge with my last pregnancy and switched to Wellesley halfway through b/c I was worried CBC would transfer me b/c I had meconium at my first two births, and a doula friend tipped me off that they transfer like crazy.<br><br>
Wellesley was okay, but I even had some issues there with them pushing antibiotics b/c I was GBS+ (I had a birth plan that I found on here that seemed like a reasonable middle-of-the-road solution, saying I would have them if I got a fever or was having a prolonged labor. They eventually stopped pressuring me, and the birth itself was lovely since they followed the rest of my birth plan and left us alone until the very end!).<br><br>
I'm back at Cambridge now, and again feeling their "interventionist vibes". I had extremely mild spotting yesterday (16 weeks pg), and the midwife told me to go to the ER! I kept repeating that it was really mild, if it happened after-hours, I wouldn't have even called, I was just looking for guidelines for if it got worse (heavy bleeding, of course I could figure out to get treatment. I assumed there would be some middle ground here. Not according to her....She wanted me to get an US, internal, and have RhoGam all for a few pink spots. OY!!!!!!!!).<br><br>
Is Beverly more crunchy? Is there any other place???? I really couldn't care if a place is so fancy or lovely to look at. I just want them to stop shoving medical technology at me!
 

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Sounds like you need a homebirth! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I agree! What's stopping you from considering homebirth? I had my first baby at the Birthplace at Wellesley, and while I had a great experience, the homebirth I had last week was just PHENOMENAL by comparison.
 

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Yeah, it may end up to be a homebirth. Still trying to figure it out....<br><br>
Congratulations, Rachel! Who was your midwife?
 

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Paige Eastman! She was outstanding. I posted Ethan's birth story on the October DDC if you want to take a look. I can't even tell you how worthwhile it was. It strikes me as totally bizarre now that this isn't a routine option for most women. It was just an amazing way to have a baby.
 

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I agree with checking out homebirth options.<br><br>
I don't have personal experience, but second-hand information leads me to believe North Shore Birth Center in Beverly is less interventionist than Cambridge. Also, there's the Birth Cottage (<a href="http://www.birthcottage.com/" target="_blank">http://www.birthcottage.com/</a>) in Southern NH.
 
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