Still no morning sickness here, not even a lot of nausea. My symptoms aren't very prevalent. The most noticeable symptoms are acne and orthostatic hypotension (almost blacking out when I get up too fast).
Trying to decide on a care provider for this pregnancy. We would love to have a home birth attended by a midwife, but we got burned to the tune of $3K last time we attempted that. Our midwife transferred my care to an OB at 36 weeks due to high blood pressure. Her contract stated that if you have to transfer after 36 weeks, she only refunds $1800 of the birth fee. Little did we know the birth fee was $3600 (the contract did not state a breakdown of how much of the $4800 was for prenatals and how much was birth fee). So she got $1800 for doing nothing. Then she never properly submitted the paperwork to the insurance for $1200 in prenatals, so we never got reimbursed. She changed all her numbers, stopped practicing in my county and never responded to any e-mails.
All the midwives around here seem to have the same kind of stipulations in their contracts. I am hesitant to sign up with anyone for fear of the same thing happening again. Going with an OB would be super cheap, and we wouldn't be at any risk of losing a large sum of money. I am all for paying people for the work they do, but we paid $3,000 for someone to take my blood pressure, measure my fundus and test my urine. I could do all that myself for free.
We're going to look into some birth centers that are about an hour away to see what their policies are. It wouldn't be a home birth but better than a hospital birth.