[Parentsgroup-list] birth center and book

Christine Wenc christinewenc at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 14:36:30 EST 2008


A friend of mine had a VBAC at Mt Auburn hospital.  It went very well
(if very rapidly!).

--Christine



On 11/19/08, Marna Costanzo <mcostanz at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> I had my 2nd baby at the Cambridge Birth Center and it was an experience I
> will treasure.  The midwife on call (Jill) was so supportive and encouraging
> during the labor.  They did an excellent job of following my wishes during
> the labor and delivery, but Jill was also there to give me some coaching
> when I needed it.  I felt very well cared for medically as well as
> emotionally supported.  They were just about cheering me on :)
>
> My husband and I held our baby through most of the routine checks which they
> performed right there in our room after his birth.    Possibly the best part
> was that they seemed just as excited as us to welcome our son.
>
> They don't give epidurals at the birth center though, so if you're planning
> to ask for one you can deliver at the Cambridge Hospital and still have the
> midwives and doula attend.  I do wholeheartedly recommend the midwives'
> practice.
>
> Happiest Baby is very useful, even for a 2nd time mom!  I can lend you my
> copy if you e-mail me off-list.
>
> Marna
> (Aiden 3yrs and Kieran 5 mos)
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 2:01 PM, émilie cappella <emilie.cappella at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> > Does anyone have an experience at the Cambridge Birth Center that she
> would like to share ? I'm due May 2nd and I wish to give birth there but I'm
> still registered at the B&W Hospital.
> > By the way, I have read and liked "The happiest toddler on the block" for
> my fist child and would like to know if "the happiest baby on the block" is
> good too and if someone wants to sell his book to me.
> > Thanks !
> > Emilie Cappella
> >
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