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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.


Boojum ob/gyn-Chandler, AZ, AZ

Chandler Regional-Chandler, AZ

Mercy Gilbert hospital- Chandler- AZ


Kaiser-Roseville, Antioch, and Walnut Creek, CA


Rush Copley Medical Center-Aurora, IL


Willis-Knighton South, Shreveport, Louisiana


Cambridge hospital-Cambridge, MA


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


niversity of Nebraska medical center-Omaha, Nebraska

New Hampshire

Caring Partners (Dr. Mueller)-Rochester NH

Frisbie Memorial Hospital-Rochester NH


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

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


Sid Peterson Regional Medical Center-Kerrville, TX


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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by 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
by 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 

by on Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:02 PM
Keller Texas
Origins Birth Services
Allows natural completely unmedicated birth including waterbirth
Has 2 large beautiful birthing rooms
Promotes all natural Everything
You form a close bond with 2 midwives
They provide honest knowledgeable answers for All of your questions and provide care during pregnancy, labor & postpartum for mother & baby
I LOVE this place! (:
If you go without insurance, the bill will not exceed $3500, I believe.
by New Member on Sep. 27, 2016 at 5:37 PM

I've delivered at a few different hospitals in MIchigan and I can only give my personal experience... 

Formerly known as Oakwood Southshore hospital, now Beaumont Trenton- Not Natural friendly AT ALL. Interventions are expected and forced. 

Henry Ford Wyandotte- Possible to have a natural birth but they aren't very supportive, and they forced formula when I was struggling to latch at 3am. They said his blood sugar was too low and I had to give formula or else he would have to go to NICU. They also threatened cps if I didnt get him the Vitamin K shot. Also, my ob was Dr Udo, who is the WORST obgyn in the downriver area as far as natural births go.  

St Marys in Livonia- THe best experience out of the 3. My ob was Dr Armstead and he was mostly supportive. The only struggles I had with the hospital was declining the IV, the nurse was very persistent but I still got my way. After birth another nurse was pretty pushy about the vitamin k but I was able to decline it without too much trouble. Their lactation consultant was wonderful. They also have really nice showers with jets that helped me a ton during labor. 

by Laura on Oct. 1, 2016 at 10:32 PM
In MA, St. Vincent hospital in Worcester, I had my son there with the Midwifes, I only saw an OB during my pregnancy to clear me to have a VBAC, after that only the Midwifes, my delivery was with no pain medication, my hubby, the midwife and a nurse, I had free range of movement and could choose the delivery position, they even encouraged me to move and change position if I wasn't comfortable.
I think there's one room with a tub but the rest just have showers,
The group of midwifes are amazing there, they visited me to chat when I was recovering, they helped with breast feeding, finding a natural-mind pediatrician, eased my mind, helped me and encouraged me though all my pregnancy.
I can't recommend them enough.
I also have friends who had their babies there and they all had very good experiences.
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