Birth Options in Iowa City
August 20, 2012 2:06 PM Subscribe
I'm looking into having a midwife assisted birth in the Iowa City area in March. Anybody have any suggestions? I am completely unfamiliar with the options available there.
posted by Foam Pants to health & fitness (5 answers total)
My parents live in a small town close to Iowa City. I live in Juneau, AK. The options for birth here aren't as I'd like them. I am considering traveling down south to my parents' house for the birth of my child.
I'm looking for a midwife who can help my give birth in Iowa City. Probably in a birthing center or a hospital as I would not be close enough to medical facilities to give birth at home. I would like to have the option to labor and give birth in the tub. One reason I am considering leaving Juneau for the birth is the competent pre-natal care is coupled with a flat-on-your-back hospital birth as the only option.
I'm not sure where to start looking. I'm familiar with Iowa City and the excellent hospital there but not with birthing options.