5 responses to Where are Amish babies born?
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    wende ochoa
    Comment on Where are Amish babies born? (December 8th, 2010 at 19:26)

    Another great book about Amish births is Dr. Frau.

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    Sandra Hess, CPM
    Comment on considerations in parental decision on place of birth (June 8th, 2012 at 13:19)

    considerations in parental decision on place of birth

    “Hurst and McConell note that an Amish couple’s decision of where to have children depends on a number of factors, including cost, beliefs, and proximity.”

    I would include in that list the number of children and the ages of the eldest children whom are in the home. Many couples will have their first several children at home (home birth), but in the consideration of having a quiet homefront, many begin to consider a birth center.

    Sandra Hess, CPM
    Fresno, Ohio
    domiciliary midwifery services since 1983

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      Ruth Shipley
      Comment on Is Mt Eaton Car Ctr (November 1st, 2012 at 13:09)

      Is Mt Eaton Car Ctr

      Do you know if the Mount Eaton Care Center still is open for delivering babies. I just read Dr Lehman’s book and would like to visit the location. Also how did you train and where so you practice. ruthship5@yahoo.com i love to talk with you . 216-233-3988

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        Chana Smith
        Comment on Ms Ruth Shipley (November 20th, 2014 at 21:44)

        Ms Ruth Shipley

        Hi Ms Shipley,

        I was curious if you found the information you were searching for and if you had any additional information? I would love to visit an Amish community and possibly attend a live birth. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for me that could assist me in meeting my goals….


        Chana Smith

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    Barbara Holton
    Comment on No surprise (October 19th, 2015 at 14:15)

    No surprise

    “Home delivery has been controversial in some instances. Hurst and McConnell note that some medical professionals criticize the varying levels of care found among Amish-patronized birthing and midwifery centers.” There’s no surprise here. Doctors tend to think the only right way is their way. Speaking as a Registered Nurse with 20 years of labor and delivery experience I can tell you there are doctors out there I wouldn’t let touch my dog. The midwives I have worked with were far more compassionate and provided a much better birthing experience. There are pros and cons to each way.

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