Originally Posted by weliveintheforest
I would be very surprised if a registered midwife was able to attend your birth without being involved in your prenatal care, and I'm pretty sure they wouldn't want to even if they could. Are they allowed to even practice in your town, so far from a hospital that does births? I'm not trying to be negative, I just think it sounds unlikely, which is too bad. I don't know where in bc you are, so I could be off-base.
I talked with the "main" midwife and she did tell me that she would need to, at the very minimum, seem me for the weekly visits starting at 36 weeks in order to feel comfortable attending my homebirth. (so she can can get to know me, and my medical history, etc)
So I think thats what I'll be doing, I'm totally fine with having prenatal care from the MW, I just didn't want it from the 2nd midwife that they wanted me to see to begin with (didn't click at all). But there is a 3rd midwife at their office that the main MW said is quite different from the one I met and that would be the one she brings to the birth with her. (They are required to have 2 people at homebirths).
Oh and she is qualified to do homebirths in our town, and totally covered by our medical.
You say "so far" from the hospital that gives births, but it is only an hour. I know thats not comfortably close for some, but I don't feel that its too far really. Espeically when we do have a hospital (even if they don't "do" births) that is 5-10 minutes away from our house.
One way or another I will get my homebirth, lol. I'd just like the midwives to be there for reassurance. Not really for me, but more for my Mom (who is not happy with the homebirth idea....) and my DH (who I suspect might get a little nervous when the time comes).