I moved here about six weeks ago and just found out I'm pregnant on Oct 7. My husband and I are very excited and also overwhelmed - we're first time parents in a new city, and over a thousand miles from our families.
I'm so new to the city, in fact, that I don't have any doctors yet. I live and work near the loop and would prefer to have a doctor relatively close by. I'm not 100% sure how I feel about epidurals, etc, but I know I would at least like the option of natural childbirth, delivering vaginally, option to walk around if I'm so inclined, etc. I would consider a midwife if the fit is right.
Basically, we're looking for an open-minded person who will be willing to take our decisions into account. Does anyone have a recommendation?
We also know nothing about the hospitals here. Are there ones that are better than others for maternity?
Thanks so much!