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<span style="font-family:Garamond;"><span style="font-size:large;">Hi ladies!</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Garamond;"><span style="font-size:large;">I was wondering if anyone has had a homebirth with a midwife in Las Vegas? For those of you that have, was it a positive experience and do you have any suggestions or recommendations? Also, what was the cost?</span></span><br><span style="font-family:Garamond;"><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-size:large;">Thank you for your help!</span></span></span>
 

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Hello! I am currently in school to be a midwife and I am apprenticing with a couple of local midwives. I've worked with many of the midwives in town as a doula and I think this is a wonderful place to have a homebirth with a midwife!<br><br>
You could also check the diva-mamas yahoo group to get recommendations from mamas who have used our local midwives. Additionally, you may want to check out the free workshop Well Rounded Momma does the last Friday of every month (topics vary, locations vary)...doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, and childbirth educators usually attend each meeting.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Best of luck to you as you search to find a midwife! Feel free to PM me with any questions.
 

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PS Cost ranges depending on a midwife's skill, experience, and education, but ranges from $2500-$3800. Most local midwives have had good success with billing insurance - so be sure to inquire about that when you set up consultations to meet with the midwives.
 

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I haven't, as I never gave birth in Las Vegas. However there are quite a few lay midwives in the area and I've heard a lot of positive things about some of them.
 

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Hi mama!<br><br>
I had 3 homebirths in Vegas, the last was just 5 weeks ago. The birth was great, my midwife is Kellie Sparkman. She is a great midwife, very caring, competent and calm.<br>
She charges around $1600 total. She is a CPM and LM with tons of experience. Love her!<br><br>
All the best for you and your little one!
 

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<p><a href="http://www.powerbirth.com" target="_blank">www.powerbirth.com</a> and <a href="http://www.gratefulbirth.com" target="_blank">www.gratefulbirth.com</a> are midwives who attended nearly half the total homebirths in Las Vegas Nevada in 2006. Sometimes that equaled 10 to 16 births per month. We never charged the prices I hear new midwives quoting. No wonder everyone wants to be a midwife now. Let's get real for half a second. As my pastor used to say "Who's kidding who?" Kellie A. Sparkman CPM LM</p>
 
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