So sorry you won't be getting the birth you want. It sounds like you're going in very well prepared to make this a non-sucky hopital birth, and I'm glad you're feeling better about it now than you were before.
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I was just thinking the same. My MW's transfer rate for new time moms is 30% she said. That seems awfully high. I think my MW in Colorado's was closer to 10-15%. I also had the same BP peeking over the magical 140/90 in Colorado and no one batted an eye. I was also 50 lbs heavier and failed my 3 hour GTT. However, you were pretty much guaranteed to pay out of pocket in Colorado. In my area the average rate for a HB was $2,000 because almost no one would get reimbursement/coverage from insurance. HB was legal, but pretty taboo still. I was treated like garbage by almost any doctor and was refused an appointment by my old OB/GYN when I had an infection after birth because I had a home birth. "Backup OBs" are almost unheard of. But I have known OBs to attempt delivery of breech babies or unconfirmed but suspected twins. I think there is a real trade off when you involve insurance and state law. I don't think WA is as much HB unfriendly, as maybe it is more pro-CYA.
ETA: I think HBACs are much easier in Colorado, where I think it is almost unheard of in this state.
30% seems incredibly high! I agree with the pro-CYA.