I know this had been discussed to death but I'm hoping someone will jump in with something new to offer. Wishful thinking... I know.
My DD's birth was attended by one of the wonderful Birth & Beyond midwives from Madison. Vicki was my angel during that birth after a traumatic first birth experience with my DS. Well, the B&B midwives don't have enough coverage and, therefore, are no longer catching babies. I fully understand and don't blame them but still, it breaks my heart!
Anyway, I am getting my prenatal care there for now but need to make a switch in the next few weeks. I don't know what to do and I'm feeling very sad and a little nervous.
I have Husky A insurance through the state. From what I understand, there are no homebirth mw's in CT who are able to work with state insurance (besides B&B). Has anyone had any experience with this? Any words of wisdom? Has anyone found a way around that?
I desperately want a homebirth but know that there is no possible way for me to afford to pay a midwife out of pocket. I wish I could, I really, really do... it is just impossible right now. I do have a bleeding disorder, which makes me slightly higher risk, but have had 2 uncomplicated, vaginal deliveries with no bleeding trouble. I am very healthy and this had been a healthy, uneventful pregnancy thus far.
If a homebirth ends up being impossible, does anyone have any recommendations for hospital-based CNM's who are as intervention-free as possible? I'm in Southeastern, CT (near the Groton/New London/Norwich area) and I'm happy to drive up to an hour, but not too much further since I am due in December and might face uncooperative weather. I want to avoid delivering at Backus Hospital. I like Westerly Hospital very much, but my insurance won't cover them.
I will be happy for any advice that anyone has to share! Thanks for reading!!