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<p>Hi y'all!</p>
<p>I'm new on here. I just found out some fabulous information regarding my insurance and homebirth or birthing center. Tricare will pay for either as long as i have a Certified Nurse Midwife! Yippee!! Yes, there is one thing I need to take care of on my own to do this such as switch from Tricare Prime to Tricare Standard; that should be the easy part. The other more pertinent thing is that I need to find a CNM who will do a VBAC in the home or at a birthing center...? Any suggestions ladies?</p>
<p>I am due March 2 and I realize that I should have gotten on this sooner. However, today I was talking with my teacher, who will also be my doula, about this topic. She made me realize that I was not stuck with a military hospital delivery and to do some research. Lo and behold, I discovered the info I posted above and eventually found my way here to further inquire with all of you.</p>
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<p>Additionally, if anyone has any information on their experience in the L&D at Elemendorf hospital that would be appreciated? Although I suppose that could be another thread entirely.</p>
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<p>Thank you kindly!</p>
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<p>Elmendorf has excellent VBAC rates and is a good place to birth at if you choose to.</p>
<p>You can try Geneva Woods, They have CNM's and might do VBACs but I'm not sure.</p>
<p>Other then that I do not think there are any CNM's in Alaska that do out of hospital births.</p>
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<p>Hi again!</p>
<p>This my first time I've been able to get back online since my last post and unfortunately I have no updates on my search for a CNM who will do a VBAC out of hospital. However, I just wanted to say thank to "Road...." for replying. I really appreciate any info I can get on this or the hospital. I am really pleased to see how positive Elemendorf is on VBACing and such; it is a relief. I just had a crappy experience with the last hospital I gave birth (or was c-sectioned at). I felt like I was completely out of control of the situation at all and it broke my spirits. Anyway, I take more control this time via experience and even greater knowledge and having an awesome doula. Woo Hoo!!!</p>
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<p>Have you found a good Doula yet?</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.anchoragedoulas.info" target="_blank">www.anchoragedoulas.info</a></p>
 

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<p>yeah there are no alaskan CNM who will do homebirths and midwives in general can't even do vbacs. <img alt="irked.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif"> best bet is at the base hospital with the CNM or a UBAC :)</p>
 

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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>onyxravnos</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1290979/vbac-homebirth-or-birthing-center-in-ak#post_16200101"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>yeah there are no alaskan CNM who will do homebirths and midwives in general can't even do vbacs. <img alt="irked.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif"> best bet is at the base hospital with the CNM or a UBAC :)</p>
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<br><br><p>Actually, I do not recommend the CNM at Elmendorf.  But there was a Male OB that my previous client had and he was AMAZING! I'll see if I can recall his name.</p>
 

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<p>Dr. Elrod is the best hospital based midwife in the state, IMO.  :)</p>
 
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