Emerson - Midwives 24/7?

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    Emerson - Midwives 24/7?

    I recently got a BFP (!) and assuming it sticks, I am trying to decide on a hospital.  With my DD I went to a midwife at Harvard Vanguard in Wellesley and gave birth with a midwife at NWH.  I had a great experience and would like to continue to use a midwife for both my prenatal care and the delivery.  Does anyone know if the midwives at Emerson are at the hospital 24/7 or if it is only certain hours or days (so I could end up with an OB)?  Thanks!
     
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    Re: Emerson - Midwives 24/7?

    Memes, I can't answer your question, but wanted to acknowledge your recent bfp! Congrats!
     
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    Re: Emerson - Midwives 24/7?

    Thanks Kiwi! In case anyone else is ever curious, I just called and asked and was told there are 3 midwives that are on-call M-TH, and then OBs the rest of the time.  They said the midwives deliver about 80% of their patients. Now I just have to decide....
     
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    Re: Emerson - Midwives 24/7?

    Or you can have a homebirth with 1:1 care from dedicated midwives. Here is just one organization that can work with you: http://www.homebirthmatters.com/

    Congrats on your pregnancy! 
     
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    Re: Emerson - Midwives 24/7?

    I would really not recommend Emerson. I had my son there and he had complications that the hospital was totally not equipped to deal with. The medical care was sub-par, but the utter lack of communication was worse (including totally refusing to tell my husband what was going on or even where our son was). 

    For the same reason, I wouldn't do a homebirth. I had a totally low-risk, wonderful pregnancy with no warning signs and if I had done a homebirth, my beautiful son would not be alive right now because he needed serious immediate medical care.

    With #2, I had a great experience at Beth israel and I know people who rave about Mt. Auburn's for the midwife/doula experience.
     
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