I've decided recently to switch from delivering at a free standing birth center, to birthing at home! We wanted a home birth originally, but had a hard time finding a MW who would be in town around my due date. After talking to a doula last night, I was really encouraged to give it another shot, and she gave me a referral to a MW in the area who I hadn't previously spoken to. I am so excited to talk to her more, and if it doesn't work out, we'll keep looking. We were having so much anxiety over driving nearly 1 hour to the birth center, and this will eliminate all that. I've had one natural birth (in a birth center in 07) so I know what to expect as far as the birth goes. Having her at home, that will be a different experience, but one I'm excited about. Just wanted to share!
I already told you on the Sept board, but just wanted to say congrats again!! I am right there with ya, but a little more complicated with the hbac. Thinking of having the baby at home gives me such a sense of relief. I caught myself wondering the other day where I would drop DD off when I went into labor and what if it was 2am or some un-godly hour... and then I suddenly realized I don't have to worry about that lol! Of course I will have someone to watch her at our home, but I don't like leaving her just anywhere especially at such a special time in our lives.
But anyways, I can't wait to hear how everything goes. KUP!!
Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006
Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13
Congratulations! That sounds wonderful!
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Malia Rose: 08/14/2010
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That is exciting news!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
I just got an email back from the midwife with her informed consent document and all her other information attached. I like everything she had to say, but I have to admit that the cost is making me a bit sick to my stomach. The delivery fee is $2000, each prenatal appt is $35, and there is a mandatory homebirth class that is $75. It also said she's willing to negotiate the fee if money is a problem, and it is for us, so she may accept less, I won't know until I meet with her tomorrow evening. We were only going to have to pay $300 out of pocket to birth at the birth center because insurance was covering it. I know it will be worth it to birth at home, and I shouldn't worry about it until AFTER I talk to her since she might be willing to work with us. Money is just so tight right now that it's hard for me NOT to worry about it.