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post #41 of 86
I would love a homebirth. the one thing holding me back is the cost. oh well we'll see how the pennies fall.
post #42 of 86
Wow - we met our midwife yesterday and she is an absolute dream. She is wonderful in every way. She's all about letting me know what some of the options are, but after she tells me then everything is up to me. She's had several homebirths herself (in her tub) and she's all for whatever I want to do at the time. She's the same age as I am and just really cool. I love, love, love her and my DH and I both agreed we wanted to hire her before we got to the car after the appt.

I am most excited about the way she doesn't just do something just "because". For instance, since we have no reason to use the drops in the baby's eyes after birth, we won't be! I've never felt like I had any choice/power/voice before in how things were done. I just want along with it because I really didn't know any better. All this new knowledge feels pretty good!

Tracy
post #43 of 86
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Originally Posted by NeverBeenHappier View Post
Wow - we met our midwife yesterday and she is an absolute dream. She is wonderful in every way. She's all about letting me know what some of the options are, but after she tells me then everything is up to me. She's had several homebirths herself (in her tub) and she's all for whatever I want to do at the time. She's the same age as I am and just really cool. I love, love, love her and my DH and I both agreed we wanted to hire her before we got to the car after the appt.

I am most excited about the way she doesn't just do something just "because". For instance, since we have no reason to use the drops in the baby's eyes after birth, we won't be! I've never felt like I had any choice/power/voice before in how things were done. I just want along with it because I really didn't know any better. All this new knowledge feels pretty good!

Tracy
To the bolded part. It is an awesome feeling to feel like you are a partner in your own birth, and not just on the receiving end of interventions no one really explains to you.

for you and your DH
post #44 of 86
I want a homebirth. DP says NO! its his first and my 4th. I really don't want a c-section again. I have a midwife appointment on tuesday. I don't think I will change his mind. But I have fast labours
post #45 of 86

Edd 12/15/10

This is my 3rd pregnancy:
1st full term @ 38 wks, natural in hospital attended by midwives
2nd pregnancy resulted in miscarriage in 7/2009
3rd time is now and hoping for a homebirth, gonna put a call into the insurance on Monday. If all goes well the Birth Goddess will be my midwife.
post #46 of 86
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Originally Posted by ivette74 View Post
I would love a homebirth. the one thing holding me back is the cost. oh well we'll see how the pennies fall.
That is a shame, I hope things work out the way you would like. We do not have insurance so for us it is much more cost effective to have a homebirth.
post #47 of 86
I have to say - if anyone is on the fence due to cost - make sure you really do check into what the cost of a midwife in your area is.

I, personally, was shocked at how affordable it is.

Tracy
post #48 of 86
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Originally Posted by NeverBeenHappier View Post
I have to say - if anyone is on the fence due to cost - make sure you really do check into what the cost of a midwife in your area is.

I, personally, was shocked at how affordable it is.

Tracy
I agree. My midwife was very affordable. And for me homebirth is worth every penny.
post #49 of 86
Thread Starter 
DEFINENTLY check cost! Mine, ALL TOLD every penny I spent...just under $1800. And my insurance--which I only had from September 08 to his birth 11/7-- paid $700 of it!
post #50 of 86
Agree with PP, I paid $2,200 for mine and it was most def. worth every penny.

I have insurance this time around, I need to call and see if they cover it.
post #51 of 86
I think my MW total is $2,800. She collects $1,400 by your 36th week (we can pay in installments after initial deposit which is only $350 if booked in first tri, which we are doing) if you have insurance that is likely to pay the rest. But even without insurance, $2,800 isn't so bad and a lot of MWs don't want moms to not be able to birth with them b/c of cost, so they will work with you on a payment plan. I'd definitely check into it! Good luck!!
post #52 of 86
wow all the midwives i looked at here charge 4500 - 5000! Why is everything double here errr I know our salary isnt double

Anyway 5000 is still cheaper than a hospital brith without insurance. i think you are saving a lot on the facility fee, insurance, overhead etc.
post #53 of 86
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wow all the midwives i looked at here charge 4500 - 5000! Why is everything double here errr I know our salary isnt double

Anyway 5000 is still cheaper than a hospital brith without insurance. i think you are saving a lot on the facility fee, insurance, overhead etc.
I am in Los Angeles, the midwife I want to work with cost $4500 for everything so I hear you. Out of pocket it's more expensive. Working on getting the insurance to cover most if not all of it.
post #54 of 86
Going to have a homebirth again.
post #55 of 86
Do any of you ladies have a good place to get a born at home shirt. I want to start looking and I know there are some cute ones out there.
post #56 of 86
We're planning a home birth. I had a home water birth with my daughter, but was not with DP at that time so this will be his first
post #57 of 86
Cathy, look on Etsy or Cafepress.
post #58 of 86
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Do any of you ladies have a good place to get a born at home shirt. I want to start looking and I know there are some cute ones out there.
this mama is my friend and I love her stuff http://www.etsy.com/listing/44529512...ngsleeve-shirt

Another homebirth planned here. Not sure with midwife yet though.
post #59 of 86
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this mama is my friend and I love her stuff http://www.etsy.com/listing/44529512...ngsleeve-shirt

Another homebirth planned here. Not sure with midwife yet though.
Thanks so much!
post #60 of 86
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this mama is my friend and I love her stuff http://www.etsy.com/listing/44529512...ngsleeve-shirt

Another homebirth planned here. Not sure with midwife yet though.
That is gorgeous. I'll definitely keep this bookmarked
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