We're looking at relocating from MD to Cincinnati in the not soon enough future. I would like to connect with folks in Cincy or Ohio to get a feel for the climate for midwifery, birth advocacy, et cet. Who are some of the major players? Any particularly friendly hospitals or OB's? Does anyone know of any birth advocacy groups?
My personal goal (big capitol G goal) would be to help establish or partner in a free standing birth center, possibly partially grant or mission based so we could serve an underserved, urban community. From here to there, I need to gain some relevant nursing experience, do the CNM training, and make connections along the way to find people who might share that vision.
Any advice or input is appreciated!