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Hello,<br>
My sister moved to Manchester a couple years ago, and is pregnant with #2 due in March. She is looking for hospital/birthing center/midwife recommendations. Wants 100% natural birth, no ivs, etc, and would like to water birth. Does not want to home birth.<br><br>
Any help would be appreciated!<br>
(she has no computer, which is why i'm posting for her)
 

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If it is Manchester,VT I have tons of recommendations, I am personally a doula who serves that area and have many contacts there. If it is Manchester,NH I won't be of any help<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Let me know.<br><br>
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oops, sorry, I should've been more specific...Manchester NH <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Out of curiousity, Amy, where are you from in upstate NY? I grew up near Massena, NY, which is about 2 hours west of the VT/NY border, and about 3 minutes from the canadian border. My mother used to be a LLLI consultant all over the north country.<br>
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That's ok! I'm in Hoosick Falls,NY right over the border from Bennington,VT but I drive up to an hour to do doula work so I service Manchester,VT too.<br><br>
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Hi There.<br><br>
Elliott Hospital in Manchester does water birthing. <a href="http://www.elliothospital.org/services/womenchild/LD_index.html" target="_blank">http://www.elliothospital.org/servic.../LD_index.html</a> A friend of mine had her water birth there with no IVs or meds, and said they were wonderful- very supportive. I can find out her dr was, if you'd like.<br><br>
Dr Monterella & Associates is a great OB & midwife practice. She's located very close to Elliott. I didn't have water birth, so I can't speak specific to her experience with that area, but do know she is great about following the patients' wishes about meds etc.<br><br>
Elliott is also very supportive of birth bonding and breastfeeding, and has big rooms for the family to stay with Mom & Baby after birth. A few of the nurses are a bit "old school", but the vast majority are wonderful. And they have a level 3 NICU in case (heaven forbid) it's needed.<br><br>
Please also invite your sister to attend our API group, if she has the inkling!
 

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Pam, thanks! I will be passing along the info about Elliot, sounds perfect for her.<br><br>
I will go to the website and pass on info about apimv...I would love her to get involved with something like that, she's home all day with her very rambunctious 2 year old. She feels a bit ostracized from most other moms because she's very young (21) with dreadlocks and tattoos and whatnot....she can be a bit shy. I know she's lonely up there, though, as our other sister & I both live in Boston together...she doesn't really have anyone up there. Thanks!!<br><br>
Oh, and of course she practices AP...we were all raised AP.
 

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I'm a young SAHM in Manchester. I don't have tatoos or dreadlocks, but I don't care about those things:) If she wants to get together, that would be cool. PM me if you/she want.<br><br>
I have an almost 8 mo. old DD.<br><br>
I have heard great things about Elliott and CMC's midwife group.
 
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