My wife and I are looking for a midwife to come to our home in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India to assist us with a home birth.
India is a place now where they have factory births in hospitals (if the baby is not delivered after four hours they do a cesarean).
The Daimas/Doulas here have no medical knowledge and are treated like witches and so they could not come with us to a hospital if needed.
For the birth we are looking for an experienced midwife, who can check upon the baby's heart rate, assist if needed and make an informed decision if necessary to go to the hospital. We have a backup with the local private hospital and told them how they should treat us if we need to come to the hospital.
We would pay for traveling expenses, accommodation and the midwife service.
The due date of the baby is the 4th of June 2009. My wife is 31 years old, a pre natal yoga teacher, it's her first pregnancy and so far the pregnancy has gone very well.