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<span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';"><span>I dont know if this is the right place to ask but I've been searching and haven't had much luck as of yet finding anyone online. I'm looking for a midwife in the central wisconsin( I live just outside of marshfield) area that may be affilated with a hospital or do home births. My husband and I were planning on using our midwife in the hospital but she is changing locations to Oshkosh and we aren't sure how that would really work for the birth so we are opening our options and feelers to find out what is in our area! So if you know anyone please help!! It's our first birth so we are interested in home births but we are just learning about them and we feel inexperiecnced in general but we were planning on doing one for our second birth.<br>
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Emily</span></span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Here is the one CPM I know of who does home births, she lives in Iola, but she may know more midwives either hospital or home based:<br><br><a href="http://www.wisconsinguildofmidwives.org/findamidwife.htm" target="_blank">http://www.wisconsinguildofmidwives....ndamidwife.htm</a><br><br>
scroll down to Central Wisconsin<br><br>
Warm wishes to you and your baby!
 

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I am also right in your area! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Exciting!<br><br>
We have had 2 hospital births, and then 3 home births. Our last one, the midwife missed due to the blizzard, so that was really exciting for my husband and I! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Anyhow, there are many midwives in our area, and I know 3 of them personally, as I am interested in midwifery in the future.<br><br>
1. Jane Peterson 715-445-2277 (Licensed)<br>
Jane is awesome! We've had her and her assistant, Christie Reynolds, for our last 3 homebirths, and we *love* them! She has an office in Iola, which is about 15 mins East of Stevens Point. Her birth fee (includes 3 postpartum visits) is ~$1500+, with prenatals being $50 each. She has ~2300 births so far.<br><br>
2. Andi Raine 715-345-1222 (Licensed)<br>
Andi has such a *great* view of birth! She won't turn down an "invitation" to be at a birth, and doesn't view it as "her decision" whether women "should or shouldn't" have a homebirth! She has attended twins, primary vbac, breech, etc. Andi charges ~$1200 for a birth. She has ~300 births so far. Andi has an office in St. Point.<br><br>
3. Lydia Schwartz (Amish midwife, Unlicensed)<br>
Lydia is such a sweet person. She will come to your home for the birth, if you pick her up, or she will let you birth at her office (has 2 bedrooms for this purpose). She charges ~$100 for a birth, I am not sure what her prenatal fees are, but her office days are Tuesday. She lives in Granton. She attends ~50 births a year.<br><br>
There are more midwives towards Wausau, two more, I know of, if you need more. All of them are familiar with homebirth and hospital birth, (f need be).<br><br>
Just wondering who your midwife was??
 

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I had Susan Carlson deliver our son, which was my first birth this year. She is near Athens WI and has delivered over 1000 babies. she is wonderful!!! pm me if you want more info.<br>
Andi, mentioned above came to assist, although she arrived after the birth. She was my back-up midwife and seems great.
 

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The other home birth midwife in the Marshfield/Wausau area is Theresa Racovek (sp?). If anyone wants her info I can call and get it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> She attends lots of "plain families" births around here (German Baptist, Mennonite, New Order Amish, etc). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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interesting thread. I have had 2 homebirths and LOVE LOVE LVOE my midwife. We are looking at a possible relocation to the Marshfield area (my DH grew up there and his parents and siblings are there) and I was just telling him we have to be sure we are done having babies as I'm not sure about midwives up there.
 

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I just had twins 7 weeks ago and Andi Raine was my midwife. She is excellent and I would recommend her to anyone. Unfortunatly for us homebirthers in this area she is moving to Appleton to work at the new birth center they have there. She will be relocating the first week of June.
 

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Still current?

Are these recommended midwifes still practicing? Or are there any more to add to the list (since I know this thread is pretty outdated.) I had a wonderful experience with my midwife team in Appleton, WI. But I moved up north and I am looking for a midwife now that my husband & I are TTC baby #2 . Does anyone have current information on midwives in Northern WI --our closest hospitals are Woodruff, WI and Medford, WI, but we would be willing to drive to the Wausau Area.
 
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