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July 9th, 2007, 12:10 PM
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Hi, I'm Rose and I'm new to this board. I'm 15 weeks and I just learned from my OB that they induce at 41 weeks and he told me he thought the hospital's C-section rate was 35-40%. I did some quick online research and asked some friends and it seems all the hospitals in Atlanta are about the same. In fact, mine isn't nearly the worst. Does anyone know of a good OB/midwife office in Atlanta that has a lower induction/c-section rate than the hospital averages? My OB seemed to think the average was just fine. Thanks

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July 9th, 2007, 02:10 PM
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Rose!

I don't know any resources there but I can tell you, they cannot force you to have an induction nor can they force you to have a c-section. In the meantime, I hope you find a midwife in the area!
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July 9th, 2007, 03:17 PM
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I don't know any resources there but I can tell you, they cannot force you to have an induction nor can they force you to have a c-section. In the meantime, I hope you find a midwife in the area![/b]
Welcome.

ITA with the above. If I were you I would check out birth centers in the ATL area. They should at least be able to direct you to other midwives or hospitals with lower induction rates.

I'd just use google.

http://www.birthcenters.org/ is a good resource, but there are lots of birth centers missing.

I can also ask a friend of mine who is in ATL where you gave birth to her two kids if I remember. Both births were at the same hospital. The first was with a midwife and the second was an OB (only because her insurance changed). Both births were 100% natural.

HTH.
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July 9th, 2007, 03:34 PM
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You could also try googling "midwives in atlanta". Really its just a matter of searching. Good luck!
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July 9th, 2007, 04:53 PM
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So, I am back with some information.

My friend delivered both times at Emory Crawford Long Hospital. She says that the hospital is natural birth friendly and fine with walking, getting in the tub/shower, etc. I don't even think that she had an IV or hep-lock.

She recommends the Nurse Midwives who work with Emory Clinic. They are located on the 9th floor inside the hospital. She told me to tell you that you need to specifically ask for a nurse-midwife. Otherwise, they automatically schedule you with an OBGYN unless there isn't one available (in which case they then go ahead and place you with the midwives).

She's supposed to look around the house for the number, but you have to bear with her (she just had a baby last week---au natural I might add--- and has an 18 month-old on top of that!).

HTH.

ETA: she just IM'd me the #: It's 404-778-7777. It's the "Health Connections" number and you need to ask for the Emory Clinic Department of Gyn and Obstetrics on the 9th floor.
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July 10th, 2007, 12:08 PM
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tygrss, YOU ROCK!
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July 10th, 2007, 12:14 PM
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Rose!

I don't know any resources there but I can tell you, they cannot force you to have an induction nor can they force you to have a c-section. In the meantime, I hope you find a midwife in the area![/b]
ITA!! And tygrss, you DO rock!
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July 10th, 2007, 04:28 PM
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Thank you SO much for your help!! Please tell your friend she's a lifesaver!!!
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July 10th, 2007, 06:11 PM
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No problem. Hopefully your experience is as good as hers were.

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