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Old 07-09-2006, 07:37 AM   #1
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Soooo, how do I find birthing centers in my area?

Maybe I'm doing something wrong but I am only finding two in my metroplex and they are both pretty far away? I want to try a waterbirth so bad and my dh is totally against a home birth so I thought I could meet him in the middle? My last birth was in the hospital but with midwives so it was nice but I would love to get rid of the hospital feel!

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Old 07-09-2006, 08:07 AM   #2
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have you been to texas association of midwives site? there is a spot to browse by county.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:10 AM   #3
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Re: Soooo, how do I find birthing centers in my area?

I will try that! thanks!

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This is my 3rd and my pregnancy and birth have been great in the past....so if I like a birthing center that's 45 minutes away? Is that okay or too far?
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I would ask your MW or doc how they feel about it. If I liked it enough I know I would do it. My last labor was REALLY fast, though, so I'd be slightly concerned about that. If you don't think that would be a problem, I would do it! I know some people (rural areas around here) that have to go that far just to get to a hospital. I also know another woman who drove over a half-hour away just so she could see MW instead of OBs. Our city isn't very liberal, and we don't have much crunchy stuff. Personally if I moved out of the area I'd drive 45 minutes to stay with my OB, so if that's the birthing center you like then I'd say go for it!
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Re: Soooo, how do I find birthing centers in my area?

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I will try that! thanks!

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This is my 3rd and my pregnancy and birth have been great in the past....so if I like a birthing center that's 45 minutes away? Is that okay or too far?

The birth center I'm using is 42 miles away from me on the other side of Houston. It will take anywhere from 45min -2hrs to get there depending on traffic. I'm comfortable with the choice I'm made to go that far. I believe there I will get the experience and quality of care that I want for my baby and I.
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i would do it. my midwife was over an hour from me and i had a home birth
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45 minutes doesn't seem too far. The hospital where I delivered DD was 45 min-1.5 hours (depending on traffic). But it was worth it to me to go to a good hospital.

I'm sure you'll be just fine with that birthing center.
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Melissa - I have heard great things about the Lover's Lane Birth Center in Dallas. I bet it is probably pretty far from you, but it may be worth it to set up an interview to talk with them. http://www.dallasmidwife.com/ There is also http://www.birthcenter.net/default.asp near Baylor also. I bet these are the two that you found. I grew up in Ft. Worth, and all of my friends who were interested in natural birth had homebirths. There are great homebirth midwives in DFW. Good luck with your search.
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i was just looking for one denton yesterday lol. i spoke to lynne at inanna birth center and they seem very nice. jean would be your midwife and they'll give you her cell # to set everything up. go to www.inannabirth.com they do waterbirths and everything. jean's also been trained to take care of highrisk patients, my OB knows her personally and really likes her a lot. i'm ending up sticking with my ob (we're to close to the end to do up-front costs and whatnot), but who knows next time we may use inanna birth center. GL and let me know what you decide mama!!! i don't think you're very far away from denton, or from me for that matter? i can't picture it i honestly haven't been to DFW just through it and i can't envision how much further away it is from denton?
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also the hospital i used in CO w/my ds#2 was an hour from us and we were fine. there really wasn't any other option though lol.
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