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I'm moving to Latrobe in June and due early November. There aren't any midwives at Westmoreland Hospital so I'm worried I may need to drive to Pittsburgh instead. Has anyone delivered at Westmoreland? Are there homebirth midwives in the area?<br>
 

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<p>Unfortunately, there are no midwives at Westmoreland.  I live in Greensburg and I'm due the beginning of November as well and I am delivering at the Midwife Center in Pittsburgh.  There are a lot of options as far as midwife attended birth, but you have to be willing to drive to Pittsburgh to take advantage.  You can have a midwife attended birth through Forbes, Magee, or Mercy (as a Midwife Center patient). Where are you moving from?</p>
<p>As far as homebirth, western PA isn't the most homebirth friendly place.  It's very difficult to find a legal midwife (CNM) in the area that'll do it, so you'd have to do a lot of searching for some of the illegal ones.  <a href="http://www.lotusblossombirth.com/" target="_blank">http://www.lotusblossombirth.com/</a> <<<she's a lay midwife, so I don't know how comfortable you are with that.  </p>
<p>Good Luck!</p>
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<p>Allison</p>
 

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<p>Thanks so much for the info. I am moving in from Harrisburg but I actually used to live in Pittsburgh back when I had my first two little ones. So, I"m comfortable delivering in Pittsburgh in that respect, but not looking forward to the drive. Oh well. Thanks again!</p>
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<p>Elizabeth</p>
 

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<p>i dont how this all works but i am new to the irwin/greensburg area and am looking for some other mamas out there! i have no clue how to start and i saw this thread... i have a soon to be 5 month old and we just moved here from texas....</p>
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<p>help?-Kate</p>
 
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