Pocono Midwives & Assoc LLC

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  • Rr 14 Box 7498

    Stroudsburg, PA 18360

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Pocono midwives and associates, LLC tried to charge copay $185 for the periodic well visit (pap smear) , which had to be fully covered by my Aethna insurance (i had same visit 1,5 year ago for no charge). I refused to pay and called to Aethna. Aethna representative have confirmed my $0 copay for this visit and called to the office immediately. Even after this call i was asked to sign paper listed below:
"We have tried contacting your insurance company but we regret to inform you that they are closed for the day. If we submit a claim and it's refused you will be responsible for $185 for the office visit"..
Otherwise I will be unable to see a midwive and have my pap smear done....
So, i left the office and will never come back again. Waste my time and gasoline. Same day Aethna assisted me to found another provider that will not gonna charge me for an Annual preventive visit.

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Pocono midwives and associates, LLC tried to charge copay $185 for the periodic well visit (pap smear) , which had to be fully covered by my Aethna insurance (i had same visit 1,5 year ago for no charge). I refused to pay and called to Aethna. Aethna representative have confirmed my $0 copay for this visit and called to the office immediately. Even after this call i was asked to sign paper listed below:
"We have tried contacting your insurance company but we regret to inform you that they are closed for the day. If we submit a claim and it's refused you will be responsible for $185 for the office visit"..
Otherwise I will be unable to see a midwive and have my pap smear done....
So, i left the office and will never come back again. Waste my time and gasoline. Same day Aethna assisted me to found another provider that will not gonna charge me for an Annual preventive visit.

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Monika is 21. It was her first child. She faithfully attended her prenatal visits. At times the midwife had to cancel because she was unavailable. Monika was 3 cm 80% effaced when she went to St. Lukes where the midwife had priveleges, an hour away. She was monitered on a machine by a nurse, the midwife did not come, they sent her home. Days later Monika went to the midwife, was 4 cm dilated, Andrea McLean, her midwife told her to go to the hospital. It was around 1 p.m. She got to 5 cm.they did NOT break her water..she was in labor, Monitored by a machine all night...NO MIDWIFE APPEARED. By phone she was prescribed pain meds and then an epidural, which kept the mother still enough to discover the baby had been in fetal distress. There was an emergency c section at around 7 a.m. The babys apgar was 1..out of a scale of 1 to 10. Then it was 2...HOW CLOSE TO DEAD IS THAT???? The baby currently is in neonatal intensive care, she weighed a little over 6 lbs. was born 3 days after the due date. The baby has merconium inside of her...we are praying there are no damages due to the fetal distress, (that wasn't picked up because the MACHINES were on duty NOT THE MIDWIFE)...If this "health care professional" can not manage her caseload, she needs to "close up shop"....there is NO EXCUSE for this....

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Monika is 21. It was her first child. She faithfully attended her prenatal visits. At times the midwife had to cancel because she was unavailable. Monika was 3 cm 80% effaced when she went to St. Lukes where the midwife had priveleges, an hour away. She was monitered on a machine by a nurse, the midwife did not come, they sent her home. Days later Monika went to the midwife, was 4 cm dilated, Andrea McLean, her midwife told her to go to the hospital. It was around 1 p.m. She got to 5 cm.they did NOT break her water..she was in labor, Monitored by a machine all night...NO MIDWIFE APPEARED. By phone she was prescribed pain meds and then an epidural, which kept the mother still enough to discover the baby had been in fetal distress. There was an emergency c section at around 7 a.m. The babys apgar was 1..out of a scale of 1 to 10. Then it was 2...HOW CLOSE TO DEAD IS THAT???? The baby currently is in neonatal intensive care, she weighed a little over 6 lbs. was born 3 days after the due date. The baby has merconium inside of her...we are praying there are no damages due to the fetal distress, (that wasn't picked up because the MACHINES were on duty NOT THE MIDWIFE)...If this "health care professional" can not manage her caseload, she needs to "close up shop"....there is NO EXCUSE for this....

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I used Andrea for both of my births. My first was my daughter who was oxyposterior (face up) she was wonderful and comforting and stayed with me for most of my 18 hour labor. The nurse said I was a possible c-section but Andrea and I talked it over and decided that I was young enough and in good enough physical shape that I could get her out naturally. She was great post partum as well. My second was my son and he was more complicated being what they thought was going to be a very big baby but we monitored it and when I went into labor she was already at the hospital, I didn't get pushed into any meds or anything that I didn't want to have you, you have to be firm. I went all natural with him and his cord was around his neck 3 times, she cut the cord as I was pushing and he came out completely healthy.

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I used Andrea for both of my births. My first was my daughter who was oxyposterior (face up) she was wonderful and comforting and stayed with me for most of my 18 hour labor. The nurse said I was a possible c-section but Andrea and I talked it over and decided that I was young enough and in good enough physical shape that I could get her out naturally. She was great post partum as well. My second was my son and he was more complicated being what they thought was going to be a very big baby but we monitored it and when I went into labor she was already at the hospital, I didn't get pushed into any meds or anything that I didn't want to have you, you have to be firm. I went all natural with him and his cord was around his neck 3 times, she cut the cord as I was pushing and he came out completely healthy.

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Dr. McLaren is a true professional. In fact, she is so professional that she even takes the time to educate soon-to-be parents on the pregnancy and the birth process. It really demonstrates her focus on the birth of a healthy baby and a mother who can feel deeply satisfied with her pregnancy and the birthing experience.

After taking a birthing class, working with Dr. McLaren and her office staff, and doing our own research on pregnancy, we felt as ready as we could to have a waterbirth with a midwife. Well, as time would tell, different decisions had to be made for the safe delivery of our child. However, throughout the whole process, Andrea was at first on the phone with the nurses or attendant doctors, and then was with us in the hospital for over 14 hours, working smoothly and sometimes firmly with doctors that had other opinions on how we should run OUR birth! I'm not sure how many medical practitioners would be willing and able to stay with their patients during a labor as long as the one we experienced. She always had our best interests in mind, and discussed them with us in a thorough manner. We never felt pushed into making a decision thanks to her. In addition to her supreme knowledge of baby delivery, she even helped to educate our parents on the process once they arrived to provide great moral support.

Despite all the reviews you may read here, keep in mind that even disgruntled students berate their teachers and professors for problems and situations that are out of their control. In addition, I think it says something that when you go to the Pocono Midwives office, the waiting room has a large wall with birth announcements and pictures of happy families with their newborn bundles of joy. This is a refreshing difference from the certifications, diplomas on some office walls.

Consider this: She has a very thorough knowledge of baby delivery. She stayed with us for over 14 hours during a long and arduous delivery. She worked with nurses in a smooth, harmonious manner. She stood up for what we outlined in our birth plan. She educated us on the decisions that needed to be made throughout the delivery...all while letting us discuss it on our own together first. Does this sound like a consummate professional to you? She sounds more like a leader in her field. She is a leader that I would highly recommend.

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Dr. McLaren is a true professional. In fact, she is so professional that she even takes the time to educate soon-to-be parents on the pregnancy and the birth process. It really demonstrates her focus on the birth of a healthy baby and a mother who can feel deeply satisfied with her pregnancy and the birthing experience.

After taking a birthing class, working with Dr. McLaren and her office staff, and doing our own research on pregnancy, we felt as ready as we could to have a waterbirth with a midwife. Well, as time would tell, different decisions had to be made for the safe delivery of our child. However, throughout the whole process, Andrea was at first on the phone with the nurses or attendant doctors, and then was with us in the hospital for over 14 hours, working smoothly and sometimes firmly with doctors that had other opinions on how we should run OUR birth! I'm not sure how many medical practitioners would be willing and able to stay with their patients during a labor as long as the one we experienced. She always had our best interests in mind, and discussed them with us in a thorough manner. We never felt pushed into making a decision thanks to her. In addition to her supreme knowledge of baby delivery, she even helped to educate our parents on the process once they arrived to provide great moral support.

Despite all the reviews you may read here, keep in mind that even disgruntled students berate their teachers and professors for problems and situations that are out of their control. In addition, I think it says something that when you go to the Pocono Midwives office, the waiting room has a large wall with birth announcements and pictures of happy families with their newborn bundles of joy. This is a refreshing difference from the certifications, diplomas on some office walls.

Consider this: She has a very thorough knowledge of baby delivery. She stayed with us for over 14 hours during a long and arduous delivery. She worked with nurses in a smooth, harmonious manner. She stood up for what we outlined in our birth plan. She educated us on the decisions that needed to be made throughout the delivery...all while letting us discuss it on our own together first. Does this sound like a consummate professional to you? She sounds more like a leader in her field. She is a leader that I would highly recommend.

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All I wanted was a waterbirth. PSH! What I got were 3 hour office visits, not knowing who my midwife actually was, and a near death experience. I called the office to tell them my blood pressure was too high. They didn't believe me. I went to the hospital anyway, and it was DEATHLY high. Well, there went my natural birth, because they put me on all these medications WITHOUT ASKING ME. During labor Christy showed up about half way through, and couldnt get my placenta out so I almost died of blood loss. I was passing out, seizing and throwing up. Terrible experience....

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All I wanted was a waterbirth. PSH! What I got were 3 hour office visits, not knowing who my midwife actually was, and a near death experience. I called the office to tell them my blood pressure was too high. They didn't believe me. I went to the hospital anyway, and it was DEATHLY high. Well, there went my natural birth, because they put me on all these medications WITHOUT ASKING ME. During labor Christy showed up about half way through, and couldnt get my placenta out so I almost died of blood loss. I was passing out, seizing and throwing up. Terrible experience....

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*MUST READ REVIEW* I don't know what people are talking about when they say "they're fantastic"! We had a horrible experience with Andrea and Christy. First of all, we wanted a midwife for a natural childbirth to be delivered by the person we would see month to month and had trouble finding one. We decided on Andrea because she claimed to have delivered over 2,000 children and was a educator, so we figured she must know what she's doing. She didn't tell us she was in the process of hiring another midwife. Like others said, she didn't show up until we were at the hospital for four hours! She said I could refuse heparin lock and the staff MADE me get one...she said intermittent fetal monitoring and the staff MADE me keep it on. I know this is more of an issue with St. Luke's but they wouldn't explain anything and when I asked when Andrea would get there, the surly nurse told me whenever she shows up. The birth plan was USELESS...she barely knew what was on it and the staff could've cared less. When she did show up, she still wasn't explaining. My water broke and there was meconium in it. She didn't ask my husband to put a scalp monitor on the baby which risks infection. All throughout my pregnancy, my baby HATED technology...hid from monitors, ultrasounds, etc. so I'm sure he felt uncomfortable. She didn't have any authority over staff and just came across as unsure of herself. I'll get a doula next time to have the support and voice I want. My son ended up aspirating on meconium, but we do think it was her fault because as he's carted off to the NICU (which is fabulous) she jokes that her nickname is Andrea Meconium b/c such a high percentage of patients have that problem. She was supportive during recovery; I have to give her that...she even visited while I was still there two days later. Several weeks after the birth, I sent an email ( which Christy suggested) asking all of our questions about what went wrong. No response. Needless to say, I have no closure about the experience or no birthing book which Christy borrowed and never returned...wait that's stealing. Maybe Andrea didn't respond b/c the insurance company was investigating her. Now, we have the joy of holding our breath as our son is monitored by Early Intervention for learning/developmental delays. All because she doesn't explain things, is far too reliant on machines for being a midwife, and doesn't have any authority in that hospital. Thanks for nothing Pocono Incompetent Midwives!

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*MUST READ REVIEW* I don't know what people are talking about when they say "they're fantastic"! We had a horrible experience with Andrea and Christy. First of all, we wanted a midwife for a natural childbirth to be delivered by the person we would see month to month and had trouble finding one. We decided on Andrea because she claimed to have delivered over 2,000 children and was a educator, so we figured she must know what she's doing. She didn't tell us she was in the process of hiring another midwife. Like others said, she didn't show up until we were at the hospital for four hours! She said I could refuse heparin lock and the staff MADE me get one...she said intermittent fetal monitoring and the staff MADE me keep it on. I know this is more of an issue with St. Luke's but they wouldn't explain anything and when I asked when Andrea would get there, the surly nurse told me whenever she shows up. The birth plan was USELESS...she barely knew what was on it and the staff could've cared less. When she did show up, she still wasn't explaining. My water broke and there was meconium in it. She didn't ask my husband to put a scalp monitor on the baby which risks infection. All throughout my pregnancy, my baby HATED technology...hid from monitors, ultrasounds, etc. so I'm sure he felt uncomfortable. She didn't have any authority over staff and just came across as unsure of herself. I'll get a doula next time to have the support and voice I want. My son ended up aspirating on meconium, but we do think it was her fault because as he's carted off to the NICU (which is fabulous) she jokes that her nickname is Andrea Meconium b/c such a high percentage of patients have that problem. She was supportive during recovery; I have to give her that...she even visited while I was still there two days later. Several weeks after the birth, I sent an email ( which Christy suggested) asking all of our questions about what went wrong. No response. Needless to say, I have no closure about the experience or no birthing book which Christy borrowed and never returned...wait that's stealing. Maybe Andrea didn't respond b/c the insurance company was investigating her. Now, we have the joy of holding our breath as our son is monitored by Early Intervention for learning/developmental delays. All because she doesn't explain things, is far too reliant on machines for being a midwife, and doesn't have any authority in that hospital. Thanks for nothing Pocono Incompetent Midwives!

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*MUST READ REVIEW* I don't know what people are talking about when they say "they're fantastic"! We had a horrible experience with Andrea and Christy. First of all, we wanted a midwife for a natural childbirth to be delivered by the person we would see month to month and had trouble finding one. We decided on Andrea because she claimed to have delivered over 2,000 children and was a educator, so we figured she must know what she's doing. She didn't tell us she was in the process of hiring another midwife. Like others said, she didn't show up until we were at the hospital for four hours! She said I could refuse heparin lock and the staff MADE me get one...she said intermittent fetal monitoring and the staff MADE me keep it on. I know this is more of an issue with St. Luke's but they wouldn't explain anything and when I asked when Andrea would get there, the surly nurse told me whenever she shows up. The birth plan was USELESS...she barely knew what was on it and the staff could've cared less. When she did show up, she still wasn't explaining. My water broke and there was meconium in it. She didn't ask my husband to put a scalp monitor on the baby which risks infection. All throughout my pregnancy, my baby HATED technology...hid from monitors, ultrasounds, etc. so I'm sure he felt uncomfortable. She didn't have any authority over staff and just came across as unsure of herself. I'll get a doula next time to have the support and voice I want. My son ended up aspirating on meconium, but we do think it was her fault because as he's carted off to the NICU (which is fabulous) she jokes that her nickname is Andrea Meconium b/c such a high percentage of patients have that problem. She was supportive during recovery; I have to give her that...she even visited while I was still there two days later. Several weeks after the birth, I sent an email ( which Christy suggested) asking all of our questions about what went wrong. No response. Needless to say, I have no closure about the experience or no birthing book which Christy borrowed and never returned...wait that's stealing. Maybe Andrea didn't respond b/c the insurance company was investigating her. Now, we have the joy of holding our breath as our son is monitored by Early Intervention for learning/developmental delays. All because she doesn't explain things, is far too reliant on machines for being a midwife, and doesn't have any authority in that hospital. Thanks for nothing Pocono Incompetent Midwives!

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*MUST READ REVIEW* I don't know what people are talking about when they say "they're fantastic"! We had a horrible experience with Andrea and Christy. First of all, we wanted a midwife for a natural childbirth to be delivered by the person we would see month to month and had trouble finding one. We decided on Andrea because she claimed to have delivered over 2,000 children and was a educator, so we figured she must know what she's doing. She didn't tell us she was in the process of hiring another midwife. Like others said, she didn't show up until we were at the hospital for four hours! She said I could refuse heparin lock and the staff MADE me get one...she said intermittent fetal monitoring and the staff MADE me keep it on. I know this is more of an issue with St. Luke's but they wouldn't explain anything and when I asked when Andrea would get there, the surly nurse told me whenever she shows up. The birth plan was USELESS...she barely knew what was on it and the staff could've cared less. When she did show up, she still wasn't explaining. My water broke and there was meconium in it. She didn't ask my husband to put a scalp monitor on the baby which risks infection. All throughout my pregnancy, my baby HATED technology...hid from monitors, ultrasounds, etc. so I'm sure he felt uncomfortable. She didn't have any authority over staff and just came across as unsure of herself. I'll get a doula next time to have the support and voice I want. My son ended up aspirating on meconium, but we do think it was her fault because as he's carted off to the NICU (which is fabulous) she jokes that her nickname is Andrea Meconium b/c such a high percentage of patients have that problem. She was supportive during recovery; I have to give her that...she even visited while I was still there two days later. Several weeks after the birth, I sent an email ( which Christy suggested) asking all of our questions about what went wrong. No response. Needless to say, I have no closure about the experience or no birthing book which Christy borrowed and never returned...wait that's stealing. Maybe Andrea didn't respond b/c the insurance company was investigating her. Now, we have the joy of holding our breath as our son is monitored by Early Intervention for learning/developmental delays. All because she doesn't explain things, is far too reliant on machines for being a midwife, and doesn't have any authority in that hospital. Thanks for nothing Pocono Incompetent Midwives!

Pros: Nice office

Cons: Everything else!

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I have been coming here for 6 years and they are WONDERFUL!!!!! I had to switch insurance and they don't take my new one but I won't go anywhere else so I pay out of pocket. They are the most caring people and Andrea makes you feel right at home.

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I have been coming here for 6 years and they are WONDERFUL!!!!! I had to switch insurance and they don't take my new one but I won't go anywhere else so I pay out of pocket. They are the most caring people and Andrea makes you feel right at home.

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Andrea and the women in the office were wonderful. I decided to change doctors in the 8th month of my pregnancy and it was the best decision I ever made. Andrea supported me in all of the decisions I made and was really sensitive to the fact that I was going to be a single mother. The birth itself was amazing. I had all of my close friends and family in the room helping me labor and sharing my in my son's entrance into the world.

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Andrea and the women in the office were wonderful. I decided to change doctors in the 8th month of my pregnancy and it was the best decision I ever made. Andrea supported me in all of the decisions I made and was really sensitive to the fact that I was going to be a single mother. The birth itself was amazing. I had all of my close friends and family in the room helping me labor and sharing my in my son's entrance into the world.

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Over all the office visits we're ok, but the birth experience was not what I had expected! We were at the hospital for 7 hours before anyone arrived. I did have complications which lead to an emergency c-section and I guess she arrived as I was being cut open. Saw her once briefly in recovery room and that was it! If you are looking for that extra support during labor, you may do better getting a Doula. I know another mom who had similar experience of them showing up as late as possible into your labor! It kinda makes you wonder what your paying for? I guess the office visits.

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Over all the office visits we're ok, but the birth experience was not what I had expected! We were at the hospital for 7 hours before anyone arrived. I did have complications which lead to an emergency c-section and I guess she arrived as I was being cut open. Saw her once briefly in recovery room and that was it! If you are looking for that extra support during labor, you may do better getting a Doula. I know another mom who had similar experience of them showing up as late as possible into your labor! It kinda makes you wonder what your paying for? I guess the office visits.

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I wish I had never went to them! Andrea is good for office visits & seems to be supportive of VBAC and natural labor. Christy is useless & very unsupportive of VBAC even though she claims to be. ASK questions, dont just ask if they do VBAC. Ask what the CIRCUMSTANCES are for them to support a VBAC because they sure as hell won't tell you them up front:
They want you to deliever before 41 weeks, baby can't be too big, cervix needs to be favorable, have to go in labor on own, claim to want to induce (which is a no no anyway) after 40 weeks then they can't get a doctor at the hospital to back it up anyway. I was actually told "to come to terms" with a repeat section! And Christy told me more than once "oh you know you can always just go for the repeat". Christy will tell you to go to hospital asap bc she is afraid of rupture. She also sent me for an u/s for being past dates and wrote that I was at risk for macrosomia and requested fetal weight. Its like she does everything to not let you have a vbac because she is afraid.They will not augment you with pit in labor if needed, not that you should anyway. They will leave you with the on call doctor for HOURS before coming into the hospital. EVERYTHING they do needs to be aproved by the OBs at the hospital...they have NO autonomy. Whats the point of going to a midwife if they are just going to follow all hopsital policy & listen to the OBs there anyway.
I almost had by VBAC but no thanks to them. I fought for it myself while in labor and prior to getting there. I would have been in the OR 4 days prior if I hadn't advocated for myself & just rolled over to them.
I did end up in the OR after 6cm with no midwife in sight until I was just about to be cut open. Yeah, thanks a lot. I needed the section based on fetal heart rate, but I was progressing on my own at a great pace. I made all decisions & fought off the OB for hours alone until I decided it was no longer safe for baby. I was left with a resident & attending that was an arogant jerk. He could care less about my birth plan. Even if one of them were there it wouldn't have been any different anyway. They will not fight the hospital or the attending OB for you because "we can lose privlages at the hospital if we push them".
You are much better off with a liberal OB that actually has some power & respect at St Lukes. Go to Dr. Taverna-Miller with St Lukes OB group. She is amazing & supports VBAC, she almost had one herself.
Please do not put your trust in this practice, you will regret it. They are most defintely med-wives and will leave you hanging when you need them the most. My life is forever changed based on my poor decision, please don't make the same one.

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I wish I had never went to them! Andrea is good for office visits & seems to be supportive of VBAC and natural labor. Christy is useless & very unsupportive of VBAC even though she claims to be. ASK questions, dont just ask if they do VBAC. Ask what the CIRCUMSTANCES are for them to support a VBAC because they sure as hell won't tell you them up front:
They want you to deliever before 41 weeks, baby can't be too big, cervix needs to be favorable, have to go in labor on own, claim to want to induce (which is a no no anyway) after 40 weeks then they can't get a doctor at the hospital to back it up anyway. I was actually told "to come to terms" with a repeat section! And Christy told me more than once "oh you know you can always just go for the repeat". Christy will tell you to go to hospital asap bc she is afraid of rupture. She also sent me for an u/s for being past dates and wrote that I was at risk for macrosomia and requested fetal weight. Its like she does everything to not let you have a vbac because she is afraid.They will not augment you with pit in labor if needed, not that you should anyway. They will leave you with the on call doctor for HOURS before coming into the hospital. EVERYTHING they do needs to be aproved by the OBs at the hospital...they have NO autonomy. Whats the point of going to a midwife if they are just going to follow all hopsital policy & listen to the OBs there anyway.
I almost had by VBAC but no thanks to them. I fought for it myself while in labor and prior to getting there. I would have been in the OR 4 days prior if I hadn't advocated for myself & just rolled over to them.
I did end up in the OR after 6cm with no midwife in sight until I was just about to be cut open. Yeah, thanks a lot. I needed the section based on fetal heart rate, but I was progressing on my own at a great pace. I made all decisions & fought off the OB for hours alone until I decided it was no longer safe for baby. I was left with a resident & attending that was an arogant jerk. He could care less about my birth plan. Even if one of them were there it wouldn't have been any different anyway. They will not fight the hospital or the attending OB for you because "we can lose privlages at the hospital if we push them".
You are much better off with a liberal OB that actually has some power & respect at St Lukes. Go to Dr. Taverna-Miller with St Lukes OB group. She is amazing & supports VBAC, she almost had one herself.
Please do not put your trust in this practice, you will regret it. They are most defintely med-wives and will leave you hanging when you need them the most. My life is forever changed based on my poor decision, please don't make the same one.

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They've treated me with kindness ever since my first visit. Whenever I have a concern they are quick to respond and listen to my needs. My delivery was an amazing experience, Andrea added some well-needed humor in the situation. All in all I love them, over the 9 months they became family and I still love getting to return for my gyn visits.

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They've treated me with kindness ever since my first visit. Whenever I have a concern they are quick to respond and listen to my needs. My delivery was an amazing experience, Andrea added some well-needed humor in the situation. All in all I love them, over the 9 months they became family and I still love getting to return for my gyn visits.

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When I first was pregnant I was visiting Pocono OB/GYN but found it very difficult to get my very first appointment! I was advised by a Pocono Medical Center nurse to switch to Pocono Midwives - and I couldn't be happier with them! Throughout the 9 months they became my family. Thoroughly helpful, willing to address my concerns as quickly and efficiently as possible. They always seem so calm and kind. I had a truly amazing pregnancy and birthing experience that I wouldn't trade for the world with these Midwives!

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When I first was pregnant I was visiting Pocono OB/GYN but found it very difficult to get my very first appointment! I was advised by a Pocono Medical Center nurse to switch to Pocono Midwives - and I couldn't be happier with them! Throughout the 9 months they became my family. Thoroughly helpful, willing to address my concerns as quickly and efficiently as possible. They always seem so calm and kind. I had a truly amazing pregnancy and birthing experience that I wouldn't trade for the world with these Midwives!

Pros: 24 Hour Advice and Assistance, Play Area for Toddlers

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It makes me sad that women are so uninformed about birth to think that postponing a repeat csection until 41 weeks, instead of waiting it out as long as your baby needs to gestate, is doing them a great service.

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It makes me sad that women are so uninformed about birth to think that postponing a repeat csection until 41 weeks, instead of waiting it out as long as your baby needs to gestate, is doing them a great service.

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THEY SUCK! I would not risk my life and that of my child---GET everything in writing and check the REAL facts and find a back-up OB or better yet FIND a real professional --- DO NOT RISK YOUR LIFE!! Ask about their record and what kind of births they REALLY do and how much intervention they need help with. ASK around, search and go elsewhere!! RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!

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THEY SUCK! I would not risk my life and that of my child---GET everything in writing and check the REAL facts and find a back-up OB or better yet FIND a real professional --- DO NOT RISK YOUR LIFE!! Ask about their record and what kind of births they REALLY do and how much intervention they need help with. ASK around, search and go elsewhere!! RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!

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Pocono Midwives & Associates is the best in the area. I first went to Pocono OB/GYN that is associated with Pocono Medical Center, what a mistake! I was tossed around from DR to DR. A friend recommended that I go to Andrea McClaren at Pocono Midwives. I could never thank her enough. Andrea is a sweet and genuine woman. She always had my daugther's health at mind. I had a few "alarms" throughout my pregnancy, also this was my first child so I did not know what to expect, Andrea answered my phone calls at 2 in the morning on various occasions, she always had advice, and she always remained calm and soothing. Throughout my 22 hour labor I was accompianed by St. Luke's hospital nurses and DR's consulting with Andrea. Andrea pulled through a difficult birth without ever causing me a worry. I will definitely go back to Andrea for baby #2. God Bless Pocono Midwives & Associates!

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Pocono Midwives & Associates is the best in the area. I first went to Pocono OB/GYN that is associated with Pocono Medical Center, what a mistake! I was tossed around from DR to DR. A friend recommended that I go to Andrea McClaren at Pocono Midwives. I could never thank her enough. Andrea is a sweet and genuine woman. She always had my daugther's health at mind. I had a few "alarms" throughout my pregnancy, also this was my first child so I did not know what to expect, Andrea answered my phone calls at 2 in the morning on various occasions, she always had advice, and she always remained calm and soothing. Throughout my 22 hour labor I was accompianed by St. Luke's hospital nurses and DR's consulting with Andrea. Andrea pulled through a difficult birth without ever causing me a worry. I will definitely go back to Andrea for baby #2. God Bless Pocono Midwives & Associates!

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Being in the healthcare field myself & working for OB's for over 11 years in 3 different states, I knew I wanted a midwife to care for me during my 2nd pregnancy. I had a horrible experience with an OB for my 1st pregnancy & was tired of dealing with the God complex that the OB's have & wanted the personal attention that midwives give. Choosing Andrea & Lisa's (the 2 midwives) Midwifery practice was the best thing I ever did. They treat you as if you are family, not just a patient. I was trying desperately for a VBAC with my 2nd pregnancy & Andrea & Lisa tried everything possible to help me, even postponing a c-section until I was 41 weeks in hopes my body would get up to speed! Unfortunately, I still needed a c-section but, Lisa drove to the hospital in a snow storm, just to stay with me during the entire surgery! I love Andrea, Lisa & all their wonderful staff as if they are family and recommend them professionally & personally. You will not find any better care than theirs!

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Being in the healthcare field myself & working for OB's for over 11 years in 3 different states, I knew I wanted a midwife to care for me during my 2nd pregnancy. I had a horrible experience with an OB for my 1st pregnancy & was tired of dealing with the God complex that the OB's have & wanted the personal attention that midwives give. Choosing Andrea & Lisa's (the 2 midwives) Midwifery practice was the best thing I ever did. They treat you as if you are family, not just a patient. I was trying desperately for a VBAC with my 2nd pregnancy & Andrea & Lisa tried everything possible to help me, even postponing a c-section until I was 41 weeks in hopes my body would get up to speed! Unfortunately, I still needed a c-section but, Lisa drove to the hospital in a snow storm, just to stay with me during the entire surgery! I love Andrea, Lisa & all their wonderful staff as if they are family and recommend them professionally & personally. You will not find any better care than theirs!

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I had a very unfortunate experience using this Midwife(there is only one, it's not Midwives....it's Midwife). The office staff was like going into a soap opera every time I went in. The Midwife was the one I saw the LEAST during my long birth.....thank goodness for my Doula!! The Midwife disappeared so many times and there wasn't even another birth going on.......then during the decision of forceps or a c-section, she was gone!! Gone until I was trying to decided while laying on the operating table....it was horrible!! I chose a Midwife to have a more personal experience.....that was FAR from what happened to me!!The worst part was about a week or 2 after the c-section I saw a red raised area, so I called and went into the Midwife.....she had her office staff/nurse? in the room and when they looked at it the office staff woman said "oh there really IS something wrong",,,,,,,I was NOT a high maintenance patient AT ALL.......I wish I had just gone for a OBGYN....it would of been better to have 1 out of 4 Dr's than to have had this Midwife!! Being this was going to be my only birth experience......it saddens me!!

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I had a very unfortunate experience using this Midwife(there is only one, it's not Midwives....it's Midwife). The office staff was like going into a soap opera every time I went in. The Midwife was the one I saw the LEAST during my long birth.....thank goodness for my Doula!! The Midwife disappeared so many times and there wasn't even another birth going on.......then during the decision of forceps or a c-section, she was gone!! Gone until I was trying to decided while laying on the operating table....it was horrible!! I chose a Midwife to have a more personal experience.....that was FAR from what happened to me!!The worst part was about a week or 2 after the c-section I saw a red raised area, so I called and went into the Midwife.....she had her office staff/nurse? in the room and when they looked at it the office staff woman said "oh there really IS something wrong",,,,,,,I was NOT a high maintenance patient AT ALL.......I wish I had just gone for a OBGYN....it would of been better to have 1 out of 4 Dr's than to have had this Midwife!! Being this was going to be my only birth experience......it saddens me!!

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We had a great birthing experience with the midwife. While I experienced difficulities during the pregnancy , she handled them with professionalism and kindness. Thanks for a great baby experience.

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We had a great birthing experience with the midwife. While I experienced difficulities during the pregnancy , she handled them with professionalism and kindness. Thanks for a great baby experience.

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