Midwife or Birthing Center Recommendations
i am 21 weeks pregnant with my first child. i have kaiser coverage but am increasingly unhappy with the kind of care i am getting. for instance, appointments with my doctor never last more than 15 minutes and there is little chance i will have met the doctors or nurses working during my delivery. i am hungry for classes or training in how to prepare for childbirth but kaiser offers only one hour long class on the subject. i would like to have a natural childbirth but the assembly line nature of previous appointments makes me skeptical that can take place at a kaiser hospital. i am looking for a more holistic experience. i wonder, though, if i am too far along (or too late) to find a midwife who can work with me. can anyone recommend a midwife or birthing center they loved and felt like they did a good job preparing the mother for labor? or, can anyone recommend a doula that gives classes or training leading up to delivery? right now i feel like i'm coming to this subject late in the game and there is a lot of information out there on the internet. i'm hoping for a little advice or guidance to narrow my search for the perfect person to help this new mama.