I've been around here from time to time as we've had our babies. I'm not sure if anyone remembers me, but I recognize some of your names
I am about 6w with #4. Our first two were born at a birth center with a CNM 3 blocks from a major hospital. Great experiences! Our third was born in a hospital (birth center wasn't an option because we'd moved) with an OB. It was not a good experience, more because of the hospital staff than the OB, but that is a story for another time
We've since moved again. I'm not at all excited to birth in a hospital. A birth center isn't an option here. There aren't any CNMs in our area who will HB and it is illegal for CPMs to attend HB. However, there is a CPM that practices in our area with a supporting OB who knows what she does.
We're going to meet with her. I've never considered a HB before. What kinds of things do I want to talk to her about? What kinds of questions do we ask? The closest hospital is 30 mins and the OB's hospital (if we had to transfer to him) is 45 mins. Anything regarding distances we should discuss? I've had a lot of respect for women who HB but it never seemed like a viable option for us until now.
Thanks for the input!