Rosa,

My wife and I are expecting our first baby on October 1st and we're planning on having her here in Korea. We live in Suncheon, which is in Jeollanamdo. We're about 5 hours from Seoul by bus, so we need to find someone in our area who can help us.

Ideally, we would like to do a homebirth. However, we've heard that home births are not common in Korea. In lieu of a homebirth, we would be willing to go to a birthing clinic, so long as the clinic will follow the birth plan that we've prepared.

Can you recommend any midwives or birth centers in our area? The three biggest cities are Suncheon, Yeosu, and Gwangju.

Do you travel this far? Could we meet you in a city that's 1/2 way between Suncheon and Seoul?

Thanks for your help and we hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,
Scott and Monica Ritchie