No appointments yet, but we have interviewed two hb midwives. We did the interviews the week after we found out. One of the midwives we interviewed gave us an u/s to help us date the pregnancy, because we had NO clue what our due date would be. That was at 8 wks. I am 14 weeks now. We haven't scheduled an appt. yet for several reasons. 1. I really want a HB but can't afford the out of pocket expense. 2. I've been searching for other options under our current insurance. 3. I've been contemplating applying for medicaid to help with expenses at a birthcenter that is an hour away. 4. We're not sure where we will be living. 5. Our insurance will be changing to Tricare 2 months before the baby is born 6. All those combined have me feeling overwhelmed 7. I really want a HB 8. I really want a HB 9. If I can't have a HB then I'll go to the birth center that accepts our current insurance, Tricare, and medicaid as in-network 10. I don't know if I want to drive that far, especially with my DH being gone and having no help. 11. My only options in our town aside from HB would be a hospital birth. NO THANK YOU!
Thank you for listening to my rambling!
Really, right now, I am comfortable with no appointments. We saw and heard the baby's heartbeat when we had the u/s, I'm healthy, and we have a history of healthy pregnancies. If my DH wasn't leaving for several weeks I'd consider UC/UP.