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Hi!<br><br>
I'm 23 week pregnant (first time), and my husband and I have decided to switch from our OB to hospital midwife recently (our OB is at NW hospital, and they don't have midwife option there).<br><br>
I found the Group Health birth center seems to be the best option in the area, but our insurance (uniform) doesn't cover their facility fee... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Now, we are left with two option - Maternal Infant Care Clinic at UWMC or Swedish birth center in Ballard (if anyone knows other hospital which has midwifery birth center, I would really appreciate to hear that!).<br><br>
They each have several midwives, and I have no information about them at this moment. Do you guys have any recommendation?<br><br>
Just to get things going, I just made meet & greet app w/Michelle Grandy at UWMC, and Heather Paar at Swedish. But I still have a week from these app, I can still ask them to change the app w/another midwives.<br><br>
Thanks for your help in advance!<br><br>
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I started my care with the midwife group at Group Health, and had my 3rd trimester care and delivered with the midwife group at UWMC . The way they work (and from what I understand, the way that most hospital midwife groups in the area work) is that you don't have a particular midwife, but you are a patient of the entire group. At your prenatal appointments, you see a variety of the midwives (to meet many of them). As for delivery, whoever is on-call for your labor and delivery works with you.<br><br>
I saw many of the UW midwives and liked most of them; I saw Mary Bolles for most of my prenatal care - she was great, and Michelle was on for most of my labor and my delivery, and she was *really* great. PM me if you want more details.<br><br>
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Hi Sarah,<br><br>
Thank you for your information! We met Michelle today. She is great.<br><br>
We are planning to take their next facility tour.<br><br>
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