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    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!
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    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!!
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    Awesome! We switched providers, so we could plan for a HB too. Best decision we ever made.
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    I hope this midwife is a good fit for you! Let us know how you like her.
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    How exciting - congratulations!
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    Congratulations! That sounds wonderful!

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    congrats!
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    That is exciting news!
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    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.
    Mama to Evan (10/3/07) and Lindy (9/3/10), Darian (1/12/13)

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    I hope you are able to figure it out. It sounds promising...believe me I'd be worried about the money too, but hopefully you can all sit down and find a way to make it work! Good luck...
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