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My sister is military and will be in Fort Knox when she gives birth. She JUST got there and isn't familiar with the area yet. Talk to me about the hospital there. She says they have some strange rules and the doctor has stood her up once already so she's getting nervous. I also need to help her find a LLL group and a carseat tech. I'm a tech, but I live 650 miles away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Oh, and a ped too! Preferably someone that will support her with nursing, won't push vaxes, won't tell her to turn her kid FF'ing at 12mo, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
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I'll be moving there next week and am also in the market for an OBGYN. 'm pretty sure I'll switch to Tricare Standard. I've heard the out of pocket cost for prenatal care and birth is really low. She may want to explore that option.<br><br>
If she's looking for a good ped she will probably have to go off post for that or just ignore everything they tell her on post.
 

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Hope you get some answers.<br><br>
My husband has an interview for a GS position at Knox this coming week, so we may be moving there some time next year. We're due in late June, so I don't know where we'll be when we deliver, but we're planning to HB. I know it's "illegal" with a direct-entry in Ky, but we'll have to figure something out. I WON'T go to the hospital unless it's actually medically necessary. (We're in VA now).<br><br>
If it happens, we'll also be looking for a homeschooling group for our 4 year-old. And I have no idea where to look for houses- since DH will be working at Knox, but I don't want to live too far outside the city, either. I hate moving somewhere so far away!! But it would be a good career move for DH.
 

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Ugh, I didn't know that about midwives there. My sister has a midwife, but she's a CNM I'm sure. I seriously doubt she does homebirths either.<br><br>
As far as I know, my sister and her DH had to find a house relatively far from post. Its pretty crowded there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ugh, I didn't know that about midwives there. My sister has a midwife, but she's a CNM I'm sure. I seriously doubt she does homebirths either.<br><br>
As far as I know, my sister and her DH had to find a house relatively far from post. Its pretty crowded there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Hmmm... Well, I know I've read that KY doesn't allow Direct-Entry midwives, but CNMs are pretty much everywhere, I think. I'm searching back through this board now, but I seem to remember from my cursory search when DH applied for the job that KY seems a little behind the times as far as the the things people on Mothering are looking for (natural living, AP, no-vax, ...).<br>
I hope that was a wrong impression.<br><br>
I've noticed that there aren't a ton of houses available in the area. I hate driving very far, so I hope we can find something in a good location.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hmmm... Well, I know I've read that KY doesn't allow Direct-Entry midwives, but CNMs are pretty much everywhere, I think. I'm searching back through this board now, but I seem to remember from my cursory search when DH applied for the job that KY seems a little behind the times as far as the the things people on Mothering are looking for (natural living, AP, no-vax, ...).<br>
I hope that was a wrong impression.<br><br>
I've noticed that there aren't a ton of houses available in the area. I hate driving very far, so I hope we can find something in a good location.</div>
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Hi ladies, I'm a childbirth educator and doula in Louisville. DEMs aren't exactly "illegal" per se, but the state stopped issuing licenses to them in the early 70s. In essence they are practicing medicine without a license. No matter, we have many well qualified homebirth midwives anyhow! They are not hard to find and they aren't exactly underground. Check out <a href="http://www.birthcarenetwork.com" target="_blank">www.birthcarenetwork.com</a> for referrals.<br><br>
Ft Knox--I have had several students deliver there. Ask for Mary Akers, CNM as your attendant. Let her know that you want a natural childbirth--she has always agreed to attend my families whether she's on call or not. Mary is wonderful and very supportive of natural birthing. The rest of the providers there I have not heard good things about, particularly the OBs. One of the OBs told a mom recently, "we can't let the cord pulsate because then the baby will get high on too much oxygen." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Please let me know if you have any further questions!
 
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