Home birth vs. hospital midwife birthHi all,
I am 3.5 mos pregnant with my first, also new to town (and living in Katy, as well) and know that I want a natural birth. Too many of my friends with kids have horror stories to tell about their hospital births, things not going the way they had been planned, losing their ability to give input at a certain point, lots of interventions, leading to more interventions, etc. So I'm looking at using either the Women's Specialists of Houston midwives for a midwife attended hospital birth, or going with a home birth. A couple of you said you had experience with the Women's Specialists of Houston. How did you feel about the deliveries with them? Did things go the way they were planned, did you feel like the hospital dictated too much to the midwives, were there interventions done that you were hoping wouldn't happen? If someone could let me know their experiences I would really appreciate it. I'd rather do a home birth, but insurance doesn't cover it at all for us, so I am hoping the hospital midwife route will work. If it's really not any better than a doctor attended hospital birth, though, I think I would rather pay out of pocket than deal with that. Thank you!