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Old 11-24-2006, 08:37 PM
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First off, I don't need to hear all of the things about how supposedly dangerous it is or how stupid I supposedly am for wanting a homebirth.
I just want to know if it's possible to have a midwife assisted homebirth in that area. Also where do I look for a midwife there. I have tried to research midwives in the northern Ky area & have not come up with much. BTW I am not pregnant yet..just getting all my info ahead of time. I am also not in N Ky yet, in a few months I will be moving to the Grant co. area. Thank you in advance for all your help.

Old 11-25-2006, 11:54 AM
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You don't WANT to hear about the dangers, but you NEED to. This is a funny cowinkydink, because I was just talking about this exact thing with my mom and husband a few days ago. I have three kids. I won't bore you with medical details but my first two children had the kind of births that women used to die from. My first one especially, I would have died for sure and my baby too. So I had all three by C- section.
Old 11-25-2006, 12:02 PM
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I think this is the wrong forum altogether for this kind of question. Try mothering.com instead.
Old 11-26-2006, 05:37 PM
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Like I said I KNOW the supposed risks of it, which if you are a low risk pregnancy are VERY rare. I have done more than my share of homework. I simply asked a question that could have had a simple answer. If you don't know the answer move on & don't respond. I HAVE been to mothering.com & found nothing to help me. I have had 2 hospital birhts with complications that could've been avoided & were actually CAUSED by the hospital interventions. Like I said I know what I'm doing that's why I asked if it was possible to have an ASSISTED homebirth, I'm not comfortable right now having a homebirth without a professional there & yes a midwife is a professional.
Old 12-01-2006, 09:58 AM
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To answer you questions:
Our laws in Ky make it illegal for midwives to practice, because it is illegal to practice w/o a license, and they stopped issuing those in the 70's.
However it is NOT illegal to hire a midwife, and a woman has the right to choose where-ever she will have her baby.
Because of the crazy laws here, there are just a few midwives. I have personally worked with Juliet Dietsch, (website: http://www.freewebs.com/kentuckyhomebirth/) and would highly recommend her. She might be willing to travel from Louisville to northern ky.
Also, I would try googling the Cincinnati area for midwives, although I'm not sure about Ohio's laws regarding this.
Lastly, there might be a professional birth support network in Cincinnati (here in Louisville we have Birth Care Network - check it out at birthcarenetwork.com) and either a group in Cincy or maybe even someone from BCN in Louisville would know of more midwives.
I hope this is helpful!
(Might I also highly recommend hiring a doula for your future birth? They make everything so much better!! Of course I'm a little baised, but I'm not going to have a baby without one.)
Good luck!
Old 01-03-2007, 11:02 AM
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I went to a chiropractor during my entire pregnancy and my birth only lasted 3 hours. I had my son at home with the assistance of my husband and a midwife. The birth was amazing and I intend to have all my children at home.
Old 01-03-2007, 01:29 PM
Location: Waco, Ky
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I had a midwife for my last 2 out of 3 children, and must say that I was totally suprised about the quality of care. I'm not sure about N. Kentucky, but in Richmond we have a midwife center. These are overseen by an OBGYN, but do all the appointments, check-ups, and delivery, barring any unforseen problems. I would recommend a midwife to deliver, as long as everything checks out normally. If I were you, I would call the local health department. That's where the midwives here started from, assisting needy women in the area. You can also check with the surrounding hospitals and ask if a midwife is available. I also wanted a home birth for my last one, but was not able to due to some complications. Good luck, and if that's what you want, more power to you! ~God Bless~
Old 03-02-2007, 09:44 AM
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I had a homebirth. I did extensive research beforehand though and was 2 minutes from a major hopspital. I had 2 midwives, a doula, and my husband there to support me. I could not have done it with all their help. Good luck in your INFORMED decision.
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