SO, I am going with a home birth with a midwife, have a midwife picked out already, for when I have the next baby. BUT if I end up with a hospital transfer, which I'm not planning on or expect, especially with how smooth and perfect my last birth was, well as perfect as it could be in the hospital, I really wanted to know and trust the OB that would take over my care. So my plan was to just use my OB from the past two baby's. I found out today from a friend who is doing a home birth and wanted a back up OB that she trusted that my OB wont take home birth patients. This makes me so sad and a little mad. I really don't trust an other OB's in her practice and I don't want to just get the "on call" OB because there is one that I HATE with a passion. That and I'm a female OB sort of person. I have issue with DH being down there let alone some strange guy.
So her is my question, plan, what ever you want to call it and I would like your in put. I'm thinking I'll just go to her as an OB and go to the midwife as well. It's $15 co-pay for the first visit and nothing more, not even for the birth as long as insurance stays the same. The midwife we are paying full price out of pocket for. So if I end up with a hospital transfer then I can have her as my OB and no problems because she doesn't have to know that I was attempting a home birth and even if she found out she saw me the entire pregnancy so I can't see there being a problem. Here is the kicker, she is also the pediatrician for my kids, if I have a home birth would she be willing to be the pediatrician for the baby. If not she has this amazing PAC that I LOVE, she worked in a pediatrics clinic before switching to a family clinic, and she is amazing with the boys so I wouldn't mind going to her, BUT I can't go to her if my OB/pediatrician wont take the baby on as a patient. See my issue here? lol. I have the birth part figured out it's the what to do with baby part I'm not sure on. If i go with another pediatrician then I would just switch all of my kids over and I really don't want to do that if I don't have to.
Anyway, now that I've rambled way to long, if you got threw this you deserve a meddle, what do you think I should do? I'm talking to DH about it tonight I just want some input from you gals. TIA! You gals are great!