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Hi there,<br><br>
I am 27 weeks. I do not want to go to the hospital for this, my 4th, birth. I have no history of complications and no health reasons to think that all wouldn't go smoothly.<br><br>
More and more I do not want to give birth in a hospital - mostly for all the common reasons. When thinking about the hospital, I have to almost immediatly STOP thinking about it or I get very anxious.<br><br>
With about 13 weeks to go, I need to know:<br>
1. MOST IMPORTANTLY - how to convince DH to go along with a homebirth. He thinks the risks outweigh the benefits. (We are 10 minutes from a hospital, btw). Can someone provide me with a detailed, well documented link or resource to read and recommend to my husband?<br>
2.where to find a midwife, I am having trouble locating them in the NE Ohio area, then again, I'm a bad googler.<br><br>
I'm going to read as much as I can from this sig.<br><br>
Thank you so much.
 

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Have you seen these links? <a href="http://ohiomidwives.net/" target="_blank">http://ohiomidwives.net/</a><br><a href="http://www.birthingnaturally.net/directory/midwife/ohio.html" target="_blank">http://www.birthingnaturally.net/dir...wife/ohio.html</a><br><a href="http://cfmidwifery.org/states/states.asp?ST=46" target="_blank">http://cfmidwifery.org/states/states.asp?ST=46</a><br><br>
My recommendation would be, as soon as you find some mws in your area, call them and get a feel for them. Then, make appts to meet in person with the ones you like and take dh along. My dh was pretty gung ho even before we made the final jump, but meeting our mw definitely sealed the deal. She answered our questions and put us at ease. Good luck with everything!
 

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Here you go:<br><br>
Resources:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=407301" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=407301</a><br><br>
Finding a MW:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=614895" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=614895</a><br><br>
I would also get "Obstetrical Myths vs Research Realities" and leave it in the bathroom for him<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">.<br><br>
I would check for an <b>Attachment Parenting International</b> Atgroup in your area ASAP <a href="http://www.attachmentparenting.org/groups.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.attachmentparenting.org/groups.shtml</a><br>
I found my mw from an API group in my area. Out of the 20 women in the room about 12 had used "Stacy the Midwife". Also post in your tribal area though many tribes boards are slow, so don't rely on that.<br><br>
Your best resource will be a good MW who can answer your dh's questions. If your mw could arrange a get together with a couple of former clients (male partners being an important part of that) that would help also.<br><br>
Though I had a mw the whole time with #2 dh only agreed to a hb at 38 weeks.
 

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I switched from an OB to HB midwives at 29 weeks and am so very glad that I did. I found my midwives from reviewing posts in my tribal area here on mdc. I didn't have to convince DH since he was on board, but he did seem to feel good after meeting the mw and discussing his specific concerns about safety with her. Your mw should be a good resource for answering his questions and referring him to information. I wish I knew some good books or studies, but even if he just googles homebirth safety there is a treasure trove of information online.
 

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OMG where in NE Ohio are you?!?!?! I'm in NE Ohio and I will give you my midwife's phone number IMMEDIATELY! She took me at-get this-34 weeks with my last kid! We were planning a UC until I finally found her. PMing you.....
 
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