With dd I had a very positive natural hospital birth, with very supportive drs and nurses. I had a family dr who was a part of a maternity practice and actually delivered with a random dr who I never met before and I don't know her name, but it was positive none the less. We have since moved and I really wanted a midwife. However, I honestly just thought my period was late and by the time I phoned the midwives (3 different practicies, each with 6ish midwives at each) at 5 weeks everyone was booked. I cannot homebirth as I live 1hr 1/2 from the nearest hospital with maternity care, which I think makes me less appealing to the midwives (they will only homebirth within 45 mins but are willing to take me as a client as I have no choice in how far I have to go for the nearest hospital).
I have since signed on to a smaller maternity clinic (family drs who specialize in maternity) with only 6 drs rather than the 21 at my last clinic, but for some reason I really don't feel comfortable with them. There is one other maternity clinic that I could go to but I know it will be big as well. Where we live now is very not "natural" friendly (no one breastfeeds, has natrual births etc out here, though it is more popular in the city, its still in the margins), and I have not heard very good things about the hospital, especially the quality of the nurses, which in my opinion can make or break your birth. Oh and I am not driving to another hospital, because that's just way too far.
What I am considering doing is emailing the midwives and telling them that I am feeling uncomfortable with my options for maternity care and seeing how far down on the wait list I am, and if there's any hope of getting in. Do you think this is bugging them? Honestly I just want to beg and plead them to take me, but I know that is unreasonable.