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Natural birth friend hospitals/OBs

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Please tell is where (city/state), what hospital or what OB(or both), and what the positives are about these places.(no pressure, baby friendly status, no formula giftbags, no IV required, water birth allowed, etc etc) This post will be edited as replies are added.

Arizona

Boojum ob/gyn-Chandler, AZ

drkells.com-Chandler, AZ

Chandler Regional-Chandler, AZ

Mercy Gilbert hospital- Chandler- AZ


California

Kaiser-Roseville, Antioch, and Walnut Creek, CA

Illinois

Rush Copley Medical Center-Aurora, IL

Louisiana

Willis-Knighton South, Shreveport, Louisiana

Massachusetts

Cambridge hospital-Cambridge, MA

Minnesota

St. Joseph's Hospital-St.Paul, Minnesota

Nebraska

niversity of Nebraska medical center-Omaha, Nebraska

New Hampshire

Caring Partners (Dr. Mueller)-Rochester NH

Frisbie Memorial Hospital-Rochester NH

Nevada

Dr. Steven Harter (delivers at Summerlin and Centennial Hills hospitals) Reno-Nevada

Mike O'Callaghan hospital on Nellis AFB- Las Vegas, NV

Texas

Sid Peterson Regional Medical Center-Kerrville, TX

Washington

St. Joseph's Hospital-Bellingham, Washinton

Dr. Frederick J. Gunningham- Bellingham, Washington

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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lovinmybabe
by New Member on Aug. 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Anyone know of any in Nashville,Tn we just moved here. Have been ttc 5 years . Would love to have a natural friendly hospital for when the day comes even a midwife center if anyone knows any
mostlyharmless
by New Member on Aug. 11, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I'm also living in Bellingham. I haven't given birth in either lpace, but St.Joseph's (or "PeaceHealth") is technically a hospital, so I'm a bit wary of their cooperativeness, although I've heard good things, compared to other places, at least.

I, personally, am going with Birthroot, a small independent midwifery practice.
Pros: Only two midwives, both of which will attend your birth
They have blood draws, etc on site, and they are also one of the only places you can go to have a natural birth here (there's also Bellingham Birth Center, which is awesome, other midwives practice privately but can use the facility for birth, and they do have a few midwives who work out of there)
They are very new and clean, and centrally located

Cons: Only con I can think of is that they are very new, so there only a few ratings available 

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