I am so glad I stumbled upon this thread from so long ago and that their are new women posting.
I currently live in Wichita but we will be moving to Great Bend sometime in the next couple of months. I am due with my 2nd in a couple of weeks and then we will list our house and make the change 2 hours west.
I happen to be a midwife, but will not be practicing for a couple of years so I can focus on just being a mom for a bit. I can tell you that the discussion of getting more midwives available to serve women in the western part of the state has been happening with the Kansas Midwives Association. We are all aware that it is a problem right now, but for many of us, driving 2-4 hours to attend a birth is just too much. That is one of the problems with living in a predominantly rural state. I am originally from Washington St and could just reach my hand out and find 10 midwives there. Hopefully with more women looking for homebirth options in the west, more midwives will be trained and things will improve.
As for VBAC options: In Wichita there are many options in the hospital and I know all the midwives here attend VBACs at home. I have no idea what the climate is in Great Bend and am hoping to gain some insight from others who live in the area. Let me know what you can about the different hospitals.
Hopefully we can meet at some point. I homeschool my 9 year old, but will certainly need some support and friendship while raising the new babe in a new town.