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DH just applied for a job in Americus and I would love to hear about it. What is the town like? Is there a holistic/crunchy/MDC crowd around there? Are there any health food stores like a Whole Foods? Strong homebirth and breastfeeding support in the area?<br><br>
I'm originally from Chicago and am now living in Dallas. I've been an apprentice MW and am a doula and CBE now. That's just a little background on me - would I be in for a huge culture shock?
 

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I've never been there personally but I know it's a very small town and the home to Habitat for Humanity. I think you might be in for culture shock. Atlanta is not the most crunchy place... so I'm thinking Americus really wouldn't be either.
 

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I have a friend who lived there- it's really small. I'm not sure if it was crunchy- I know she wasn't. But yes, it is the home to Habitat for Humanity. I personally think there may be a small crunchy sub culture there or in neighboring areas. I also think that if there isn't it's be a great opportunity to volunteer and just BE yourself and it may rub off on people OR you'll find people who just never knew there was such thing as a "crunchy" label.
 

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Yes, my husband put in his application/resume to Habitat for Humanity. It's his dream job and I'm supporting him - I just want to know what exactly it is that I'm supporting.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Thank you for your input ladies!
 

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The only time I've been there is to visit my great-grandmother in a nursing home (evidently the nursing home there is so great that she went there rather than one in her hometown of Albany).<br><br>
My mother went to college there, which is now a univeristy (albeit, a small one). I know that they have midwives there. The midwife practice is actually the very first one established by CNMs in Georgia--it's been around 35+ years, so very well known and loved.
 

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Hey there. I'm originally from Atlanta, now living in Washington D.C., and one of my best friends moved to Americus just over a year ago with her 3 year old daughter, husband and they're now expecting another child in June. One of the things she misses most is a natural food store! I would be happy to put you in touch with her directly if it looks like Americus is really an option for your family. I know that she's going to have her second child in a practice that uses midwives and she's pleased with them. She could really be a great resource for you. Feel free to PM for more info and her contact information.<br>
Take care!
 
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