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How did you choose your birthing center


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July 5th, 2006, 09:51 AM
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Just wanted to know how each of you that chose a birth center, what made you choose the one you did?
what were your requirements, and if you have pics, could you post? what made yours the best choice?
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July 5th, 2006, 10:23 AM
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I only had one choice unless I wanted to go 2+ hours away. Made the decision quite easy.
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July 6th, 2006, 11:45 AM
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There is only one here in DE and while I am not pregnant yet , I started with them when I was pregnant in Oct and I plan on staying there,,,,they are being filmed for "A Baby Story" this year......here is their website they have pics of all the birthing rooms and even include links to other midwife sites, and have a ton of helpful info on their website.....the site is http://www.thebirthcenter.com
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July 6th, 2006, 11:48 AM
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Theres also only one in my area, and its an hour away. If I had several to choose from, Id look at the MW's their transfer rate, their backup dr, their backup hospital, etc.

Id also prefer a freestanding center.

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July 6th, 2006, 12:30 PM
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I looked for a jacuzzi tub and really good shower. lol


There are a few free standing birth centers in southern NH I only saw the one that the midwife I was working with worked in. I was planning to deliver at home. The tubs there had me in a big cnflict though they looked so
much better than my blow up fishy pool. lol
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