I will be having my second HB, I just hired my midwife yesterday!! I never thought that they may not do cleanup though, yikes! I guess that is something I better ask in 2 weeks. The doula I am meeting tomorrow is also a PP doula, and used my MW for her last child, so I could ask her if my MW did cleanup, and if not I will just hire her for that if she is willing.
I did have some HB drama this week.... I interviewed two HB MWs, #1 was covered by my insurance at 100%, #2 was covered at 70%. I liked #2 better, but my husband liked #1 better. #1 works in an office, #2 works out of her home, and DH felt more comfortable in the office, as he's always been a little weird about going to other people's houses, especially someone he does not know.
So to save some drama, and to be financially responsible I called #1 to hire them on Monday. Tuesday, still no reply so I called back. The office manager seemed irritated and said "is this who called yesterday? Yeah, well the MW has not gotten back to me". I told her to call my cell number because I had errands and left. When I got home I had a message from the office manager saying they were full for December and good luck. Ugh, I told them I am Due Jan 28th and the earliest I have ever had a baby is 5 days after my guess date, that puts me in January. Immediately called back, no answer, left that info on their machine and no call back today either. Whatever.
So I called MW #2 and she called back 4 hours later and said she was saving a spot for me. Phew! Now I get to appeal my insurance to see if I can get a Gap Exception to get them to pay for #2 at 100% since #1 won't take me, and the other one is a hospital midwife and the other only does gyn care.
Oh the drama!