Some of you may have noticed that I am switching midwives again. I was in WV with DH's family and they have way more drama in their family right now than I want anything to do with, so long story short, I am now in NC close to my family. We got a furnished apartment of our own and DD and I are planning to stay here until DH comes home from Afghanistan next summer.
On to our meet and greet:
Here is her website if anyone is interested: http://www.carrboromidwifery.com
She was fantastic!! She is a CNM who home-births and I just think that is amazing! I have found so many CNMs totally bound by their practices and don't want anything to do with home-births, let alone VBACs. In the state of NC in order to home-birth she has to have OB back-up, and she does, so that is another added plus. She is fine with me delivering at home anywhere from 36-43 weeks gestation. She wants me to call as soon as I think I am in labor though so that she can be with me for the entire time since I am a VBAC. She carries all her own meds and equipment and does her own tear repair and everything. She will come with an assistant, and she has a birth tub for me to use free of charge. I just have to buy the liner. If my membranes rupture she will let me go as long as needed unless I develop fever or there is meconium or any other risk factors. She said she is not particularly on the conservative side as far as transfers since she can normally tell from the get-go if we will make it at home or not. Obviously as long as she believes I can do it safely at home she will encourage me to stay. The only thing she is not comfortable with is if the baby is breech, but we will cross that bridge if we ever have to. She said she does know other midwives who are very comfortable with delivering breeches, so there would be options.
And are you ready for this **drumroll** she is only charging me $500 to reserve my spot and then she will bill my insurance for the rest!! Most likely I can even get the $500 back from my insurance if I file for it.
DH is comfortable and I am comfortable, so hopefully this is it!! We didn't do any appointment stuff today, but I am going to her office next Tuesday for all of that. She said we will do one or two more appointments at her office and then the rest at home which is fine with me. Well, thanks for reading!!