Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My midwife

My awesome friend Jenica recommended a birthing center a while back, and after visiting and taking a tour 2 weeks ago, I fell in love.

Becky McInnis is awesome. She's competent and friendly and totally granola and professional all at the same time. Yesterday I had my first actual appointment and it was everything I wanted it to be.

The birthing center (Birth and Family Place) is small and comfortable. It feels much more like a bed and breakfast. There are three birthing rooms - they have a double bed in each room and a jetted tub in each of the bathrooms.

It's homey and friendly and wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone and I haven't delivered there yet.

There is one thing though - they won't take high risk pregnancies or births and they only take full-term. That means if I go early again like I did with Felix then I'll have to go to a hospital. So I'm doing my best to follow all the recommendations I can get from Becky. Wish me luck!


Succubus and Saint said...

Not that I will ever need it but is there a website you can share with your readers?

Dirtius Wifius said...

I linked it, silly! The link is in gray lettering (Birth and Family Place). :)

CarrieAnne said...

Where is it? I don't see an address on their site.

nava_jo said...

Is this the Birthing Center in Orem? My sister has been telling me about it. She just raves about how wonderful it is. I am moving to Utah in OCT, and I'll have to look into it.

Dirtius Wifius said...

It's at 4500 S 2100 E in SLC.

The small hospital in Orem is where I had Felix and since it's so small a lot of people refer to it as a birthing center but it's not.

The one in SLC is the only licensed birthing center in the state.

I can tell you all about the hospital though. It's just down the road from my house.