Tonight there was a talk with home birth midwife Dr. Madeleine Portuondo and Kaiser Hospital midwife Reagan Turner Bell.
One of the main questions I hear from expecting moms is which OB’s on Oahu are ‘sympathetic’ to the women wanting natural birth? Won’t force interventions and are just more open to the midwifery model of care?
Here are a few names that came up:
Dr. Eesha Bhattacharyya – 808-230-8500
Dr. Heather Awaya – 808-263-7383
Dr. Susan Vicenti – 808-261-3000
Dr. Cheryl Leialoha – 808-947-5606
Dr. Charles Arakaki – 808-769-7695
Dr. Jenny Lum – 808-432-3100
Those of you who want the option of having a midwife covered by your insurance company, write them and tell them that you will switch to another provider or pay out of pocket for the care you want.
Change can only happen when we speak up and do something to get it.