I'm new to the boards here. We have a 2yo son and are thinking of ttc. I totally lucked out in our previous location and had a small dr/mw practice and gave birth at a small family-centered hospital. That was also just around the corner! I didn't have to write up a birth plan, but my favorite mw was on-call when I went in, had a natural birth with labor in the tub, etc. It was great! Now, here we are in nova, and I'm wondering what kind of care I'll run into. We're military and not thrilled about going to the clinic and then ft. belvoir(i think?) for delivery. Looking into changing to tricare standard and finding a midwife.
I'm very interested in Loudon Community Midwives. It just seems really great for what I'm looking for- natural birth but with more medical options close at hand. It will be a bit of a drive, though... Does anyone know if they'd be ok with me bringing my son along to appointments?
Looked at info for Joey Pascarella of Sacred Midwifery. I don't know if I'm completely comfortable with a homebirth- hadn't even considered it before.
Any thoughts or input? Thanks in advance!!