I'm looking for an OB that is supportive of Natural Birth in the central Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Any recommendations? Thanks!
Dr. Marilynn Laughead (Sonoran Obstetrics) at 92nd Street & Shea seems to be really supportive of natural birth (assuming no complications, obviously). I'm a patient of hers and 39 weeks along.... We've decided to induce due to size of baby (my 1st was over 9 lbs & this one looks like he will be just as big), and we are starting with a non-medication/less invasive way (foley catheter).
Have you looked for a Midwife?
Hi! Yes, that's what i'm doing right now but I still would like to have an OB just in case there's complications. I also heard that St. Josephs has an "alternative" birth center with midwives, have you heard anything about that?
Congratulations on your baby!
Phoenix Baptist Hospital uses Midwives, I think they have their own section in the hospital (separate from the regular L&D). http://www.abrazohealth.com/facilities/phoenix/home.aspx
Lots of my friends have delivered there and been very happy. The Midwives are from: http://www.bethanywomen.com/
I'm in the NW side of the Valley and have delivered naturally at Banner Thunderbird Hospital.