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A few months ago I called to make an appointment with my medwife only to find out that she up and moved to Arizona! She worked with a group of OB docs so they have suggested I just switch to one of the docs. My reply to that would be a big old Hell No! So I need to find a new midwife. Any suggestions? TIA
 

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A few questions about your needs first: Are you literally looking for a "medwife", as in a CNM as opposed to a CPM? (Sorry if anyone finds derogatory, just wanting to clarify, as that's the term she used.) And are you seeking a home birth?
 

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I love the midwives at Birth and Beyond in Madison, CT. THey are CNM's who do homebirth and are also admitted at Hartford Hospital if you prefer that option. They are covered by most insurance and are wonderful.
 

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IMO, from helping a friend look, if you're looking for someone who's not a medwife, you've got to look into under the radar midwives. Other alternatives are a large CNM practice that attends homebirths, but requires use of dopplers during labor and requires many non evidence-based tests (such as routine GD screen) and a birth center, which also requires many of the same sorts of tests, does routine suctioning at birth, and which requires doppler use during labor. Still better than a hospital, but pretty medicalized nonetheless and a higher chance than I personally would like of being risked out for no good medical reason.
 

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The 3 CNM's at Birth & Beyond do make use of the doppler and the GD screen though I suspect they would let you refuse it if that was an issue. They are big on evidence based medicine which is a good thing right? I wouldn't call them medwives though as they are very respectful of the patients right to be informed and make their own decisions. They primarily do homebirth. Definetely go visit them if you are looking for a midwife in CT.
 

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Actually a friend interviewed them and asked specifically and the answer to both was no--both are required and cannot be opted out of.
 
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