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Alabama

County by county listing of Midwives in Alabama (not all counties have listings)

Birthing Naturally - Alabama



Alaska

Midwives Association of Alaska

Alaska listing of Midwives on Breastfeeding.com

Birthing Naturally - Alaska

South Central Alaska
New Life Midwifery



Arizona

Arizona Association of Midwives
Birthing Naturally - Arizona

 

Arkansas

Ashley Women's Services
1003 Fred LaGrone Dr
Crossett, AR 71635
(870) 364-3474

Debbie McAlister CNM
1425 Rock Springs Rd
Harrison, AR 72601
(870) 741-1616

NW Arkansas Clinic for Women
3215 N North Hills Blvd Room B
Fayetteville, AR 72703-4007
(479) 463-5500

Arkansas Association of Midwives c/o Ida Darragh
4322 County Club Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72207-2030
501-663-6051
E-mail: ivd@aol.com

 

California

California Association of Midwives
PO Box 460606
San Francisco, CA 94146-0606
1-800-829-5791

GentleBirth.org listing of Midwives - by county

Check the lisense status of your California based midwife at the department of California medical board - consumer affairs website

Birth Providers Directory provided by Los Angeles Midwives - includes listings throughout California.

Birthingbaby.com: Midwives in Southern California NOTE: not all of these midwives attend VBAC's so you'll need to ask.


Following list from
Birth Action Coalition:

Aaron D. Kormhout, MD
www.creatingharmonyobgyn.com
1941 Johnson Ave # 202
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 548-0033
Delivers at: Sierra Vista Regional Med Center, San Luis Obispo

Danny L. Lickness, MD
100 Casa St # B
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 544-8811
Delivers at: Sierra Vista Regional Med Center, San Luis Obispo

Brenda Rambler, LM, CPM
slomidwife@charterinternet.com

Mary Littlefield, LM, CPM
(805) 688-2450
practices in Santa Maria area

Thomas Van Geem, MD
2220 Lynn Rd Ste 108
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-4545
Delivers at: Los Robles Hospital, Thousand Oaks

Rebecca L. Perlow, DO, OBGYN
5525 Etiwanda Ave # 209
Tarzana, CA 91356
www.drperlow.com
(818) 344-8822
Delivers at: Tarzana Regional Medical Center, Tarzana

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center
5601 De Soto Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91365
OBGYN info (818) 719-2555
General information: (818) 719-2000
*Kaiser membership/insurance required

David Kline, MD
Jason Rothbart, MD

Deliver at:  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Main Switchboard (310) 4 - CEDARS (423-3277)
Physician Referral 1-800-CEDARS-1 (800-232-2771)
*call to inquire as several OBs, and CNMs, do VBAC here

Mary Jackson, RN, LM, RCST
VBAC integration and support from the pre and perinatal psychology perspective
www.birthinconnection.com or www.aboutconnections.com
practices in the Ventura and Santa Barbara areas

Stuart Fischbein, MD, Joyce Weckl, CNM, and Lynn Olson, CNM, WHNP
The Woman’s Place
3901 Las Posas Road #207
Camarillo, California 93010
(805) 987-6807
Refers to Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles for delivery



Colorado

Department of Regulatory Agencies: Office of Midwifery Registration
(confirm the liscensure of your nurse-midwife)

Colorado Alliance of Independent Midwives
(www.homebirthcolorado.org)

www.coloradomidwives.org

Midwifery Clinic at University of Colorado Hospital


Connecticut

Hospital VBAC policy from ICAN of connecticut

We need your help! Do you know of a VBAC supportive practice or group in the following states?? please email us the info: kcontentoangell@hotmail.com

Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii


Idaho

Jennifer Jeppson - midwife
jljeppson@yahoo.com


We need your help! Do you know of a VBAC supportive practice or group in the following states?? please email us the info: kcontentoangell@hotmail.com

Illinois
Indiana
Iowa


Kansas

University of Kansas Medical Center for Midwifery: Clinics

We need your help! Do you know of a VBAC supportive practice or group in the following states?? please email us the info: kcontentoangell@hotmail.com

Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

 

 


New Jersey

New Jersey Midwives - Region II Chapter 2 of the American College of Nurse-Midwives

Tina M. Alessi, CNM
973-683-1400
111 Madison Av Ste. 305
Morristown, NJ 07960
or 908-719-4900
2345 Lamington Rd, Ste. 107
Bedminster, NJ 07921

Alison Stone
111 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 683-1400
reveiw of Alison

Dr. Winsome Parchment
973-313-2501
1973 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Midwifery Care Associates
2490 Penningtonn Rd.
Pennington, NJ
609-737-7512

Denise Priestly CNM & Andrea Lindstrom CNM
North Dover Ob-Gyn Associates
222 Oak Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
732-914-1919

Dina Aurichio, LM, CPM, CCE
333 River Road
Branchburg , NJ
Phone: 908-575-3282
newbirthexperiences

Porsch Kathleen CNM
79 Route 37 W #101
Toms River, NJ 08755
732-244-9444

Lawrence Ob/Gyn and Associates
123 Franklin Corner Road, Suite 214
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
(609) 896-1400

Marilyn A. Baker, C.N.M.
Johanna P. Delongaig, C.N.M.
JoAnne Forsyth Healey, C.N.M.
Yelena Laber, C.N.M.

of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
RWJ OB/GYN Group Hamilton
One Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, New Jersey 08690
(609) 631-6899

Glad to find your website. The Center for Women's Health is supportive of Vbacs. This is particularly important if you want to deliver at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ--very very very few doctors who cover there will do Vbacs. it has one of the highest c- section rates in the country! But the Center for Women's Health will do them, as will the docs who cover them. I am still pregnant so I am waiting to see how that support translates into reality. But at least they are willing to consider it!

http://www.tcwh.medem.com/home.htm

Englewood Hospital does Vbacs, and Dr. Nofit Weiss's practice is supposed to be good. A friend trying for a Vbac at Englewood had a lot of options. There is at least one doc at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck who does them (don't know his name)--he supports a large orthodox jewish population who want to have lots of kids, so the limits c-sections place on having large families is important to them. I have been told that Hackensack Hospital does not have a ban but is not vbac-supportive.

*http://newjerseymidwives.net/

 

New Mexico

 

mothering.com discussion about VBAC's in ABQ, SF, Taos.

 

New York

Buffalo area Midwives listing

Long Island directory of Midwives

NYC midwives listing

NYC CBS Midwives

New York State Homebirth Midwives

Oneanta area Midwives and Birthing Center listings

Yael Silverberg
425 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 492-5500

-Wonderful experience with Yael- she was always confident that I would have a successful VBAC, and she allowed me to labor and give birth in the position my body prefered. Kristine


North Carolina

Ashley Women's Center - Belmont & Gastonia



North Dakota

Jennifer Jeppson - midwife
jljeppson@yahoo.com

Dr. Mickelson at Meritcare in Fargo, ND. http://www.meritcare.com/


Ohio

Dr Gibbs
2109 Hughes Dr, #980, Toledo, OH 43606 (419) 291-2310
Practicing at Toledo hospital and Flower hospital

The Women's Center
at Wadsworth Rittman Hosp
195 Wadsworth Rd, Suite 301
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Visit our website
Send an Email
Phone: 330-331-1800

Janani Women's Center
1470 Valentine Cir, NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: 330-452-6060

Paragon Health Assoc. LLC
1 Park West Blvd Suite 200
Akron, OH 44320
Visit our website
Send an Email
Phone: 330-869-9777

Paragon Health Assoc - Fairlawn Office
1 Park West Blvd
Suite 200
Akron, OH 44320-4219
Phone: 330-665-8270

 


Oklahoma

St Anthony Hosptial, Oklahoma City
Link to story about a woman who had a VBAC here with Dr. Robert Ryan.


Oregon

We need your help! Do you know of a VBAC supportive practice or group in Oregon?? please email us the info: kcontentoangell@hotmail.com

Pennsylvania

Lawrence Ob/Gyn and Associates
909 Floral Vale Blvd.
Yardley, PA  19067
(215) 504-9090


We need your help! Do you know of a VBAC supportive practice or group in the following states?? please email us the info: kcontentoangell@hotmail.com

Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


 

 

More places to look for help:


Hospital Policy Summary from ICAN: state by state summaries.
VBAC-hospital-policy-summary

From BirthLove.com:
VBAC Hostile (and friendly) Institutions
- check the dates on these, positions may have changed since this posting.

Interview Questions from VBACFacts.com
Questions to ask the health care provider when inquiring about a VBAC


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