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Does anyone know anything about the birth center in Indianapolis? I would like to hear the good and bad! Whatever you have send it here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I love Nurse-Midwives of Indianapolis. I just typed out a long response, but the system messed up and I lost my post <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> So, I will give you my short version. I had my daughter there in 2004. Betsy Baker delivered her, but she no longer works there (she has her own practice and delivers at Methodist). She was my favorite midwife there.<br>
I think the birthing center is the best place in Indy to have a baby (if you don't want to have a home birth). I love the atmosphere and the postpartum stay is only a few hours. The office visits are long and thorough.<br>
The only drawback (for me at least) is price. We never had insurance, and last time I knew, their cost was $4700, plus labs. They do take some insurance and Medicaid now too, I think.
 

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I had a very positive experience with NMI and the birthing center in 2005/2006. My daughter was born there in January of 2006. Carla Cleary provided the last part of my prenatal care and also attended my daughter's birth. I thought she was great and I felt very comfortable birthing in the facility.<br><br>
If you would like more info or if you have particular questions, please pm me and I'd be happy to answer them.<br><br>
I would recommend at least checking out the birthing center.
 

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i think the birthing center on 38th has gone down hill since the previous posters birthed there. several people i know who birthed there in '06 were really disappointed and contacted the better business bureau. but you should still check it out. i delivered at methodist in gentle beginnings and was pretty pleased with our experience. b/c it's a hospital, you have to go to triage before going to your birthing room, and that part SUCKED, but as soon as i got into my birthing room, everything was great. gentle beginnings is completely set up for natural births, with tubs, birthing stools, railings, rocking chairs, birthing balls, and very hands off nurses who didn't even mention drugs. dd was born in the water with a midwife, two doulas, dp, and i think there may have been a nurse in the room. no doc in site. after dd was born, no one tried to push the hep b vax or the eye goop, all nurses understood that we wanted to be with dd at all times, etc. the tub took awhile to fill, and aside from triage, it was a great birthing experience. but next time i will birth at home!!
 

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See..that is what I have heard as well...about it going down hill. I just wanted to see if I heard it from more people. I have heard great things about the past but the more recent ones are enough to keep me away. I am just wanting to hear what everyone knows about the place before deciding. Thanks by the way.
 

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You will get mixed reviews about NMI. As far as I can tell, it's going downhill. It's still better than ntohing. THey do not take Medicaid; the sister center in Muncie, owned by the same person, does, though.<br><br>
GBBC is an in-hospital birth center inside of Methodist and I think it's a much better alternative than NMI.<br><br>
Of course, I recommend homebirth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Namste, Tara
 
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