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Hi there!<br><br>
I'm new to the boards here. There's so much to read, I'll probably be lurking for quite a while. I look forward to getting to know you guys. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Anyway - I am not pregnant yet, but TTC. I had a horrible hospital delivery with my DD (17 months old) that ended in a C-section, and I am determined to avoid a repeat next time around.<br><br>
I'd love to have a homebirth next time with a midwife, and am looking for any recommendations for midwives that have VBAC experience and, if possible, are located on the westside.<br><br>
Thanks in advance for your advice!<br><br>
Monique
 

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Hi Monique <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br>
I don't have any midwife rec's for you, but just wanted to say<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"> to MDC.<br>
I saw you were looking for someone on the west side, you should come over to our west side thread and say hi. you and your little one can come play date with us! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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is there a reason you'd like to have one located on the west side? 'cause i've found that most of the portland midwives will travel west to attend homebirths, and these are my favorite midwives:<br><br>
Ellie at <a href="http://www.rightathomemidwifery.com" target="_blank">www.rightathomemidwifery.com</a><br><br>
Heather at RoseHip Midwifery<br><br>
Laura at <a href="http://www.almamidwifery.com" target="_blank">www.almamidwifery.com</a><br><br><br>
Also, there are the Andaluz midwives that do homebirths as well <a href="http://www.waterbirth.net" target="_blank">www.waterbirth.net</a> and Marilyn Milestone & Beth Sagli.<br><br>
do a google search for their full contact info.<br><br>
all of these midwives have fans here at MDC. so I'm sure people will chime in.<br><br>
~claudia
 

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Thanks Janna! I did just post over in the westside PDX thread - sounds like a very fun group! And, I live quite close to a few of you. Yay!<br><br>
I have been active in a different playgroup through the hospital where I delivered, but I'm the only one in the group that still nurses and I find that my parenting style has diverged quite a bit from the rest of the mommas there. They're still great women, but it'd be nice to make connections with some like-minded moms in the area. I'm glad to have found you guys!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">is there a reason you'd like to have one located on the west side? 'cause i've found that most of the portland midwives will travel west to attend homebirths, and these are my favorite midwives:</div>
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Thanks Claudia! I guess the biggest reason for having one on the westside is because I'm assuming that I'll need to travel to see the midwife for appointments during my pregnancy. I commute to work downtown from Hillsboro 4 days a week, which means I absolutely *dread* having to drive far on my days off. However, I'm definitely willing to go out of my way if I find a midwife I connect with! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Thank you for those resources - I'll check them out!
 

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i am SHOCKED that Pamelas name wasnt mentioned. ok so she is in Salem, but SOOO worth it. seriously. i wouldnt trust anyone else to attend my vbac to be.<br>
on here she is Pamamidwife and she is just such an amazing woman mother and midwife.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: her website is <a href="http://www.midwifemama.com" target="_blank">www.midwifemama.com</a><br><br>
Loved having her as my midwife. I miss seeing her.
 

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Welcome to MDC Monique!<br><br>
I liked my HBAC midwives, Susan Moray and Celeste Kersey (Northwest Community Midwives).<br><br><br><blockquote>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi there!<br><br>
I'm new to the boards here. There's so much to read, I'll probably be lurking for quite a while. I look forward to getting to know you guys. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Anyway - I am not pregnant yet, but TTC. I had a horrible hospital delivery with my DD (17 months old) that ended in a C-section, and I am determined to avoid a repeat next time around.<br><br>
I'd love to have a homebirth next time with a midwife, and am looking for any recommendations for midwives that have VBAC experience and, if possible, are located on the westside.<br><br>
Thanks in advance for your advice!<br><br>
Monique</div>
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