I'm new to the UC forum. This can be considered a vent with questions, I don't know, I'm upset... Lately I've found myself seriously considering UC. I originally wanted to give birth in a birthcenter, or at least have a homebirth with a midwife. But I'm having a some problems - we recently moved here, and after several weeks and tons of calls and paperwork, we finally have insurance (from DH's job). The insurance company doesn't have the birthcenter of my choice in their innetwork of providers, but I now have a short list of "approved" midwives for my prenatals and delivery. The problem is when I call to make an appointment, they ask for information I don't have yet, and don't know if I'll have. Among other things, I don't have a SSN, nor an "established address" since we're staying in a hotel due to the move being temporary (we're looking for a house, though); also, while I have some sort of medical records I don't think they'll consider them "complete", and they won't even add me to their system if I don't have the info mentioned above!
At home, I have a great doctor, and to make any type of appointment I simply need to give my name and maybe phone number, that's it! Why is it so complicated over here? I'm already halfway through my pregnancy, and I'm getting frustrated. Definitely not the best reasons, but that's why I'm considering UCing, thing is I'm afraid something might go wrong, and then? If I end up in the hospital, will they call cps or get in trouble when they learn I had little to no prenatal care? No OBGYN? or for trying to UC? On top of that, I don't want to be separated from my newborn (or my other DS), don't want unnecessary procedures or vaccines, etc. The last person I talked to called her manager several times to see if they could accept me without that info, and wasn't able to do anything for me... Is it like this with every midwife/dr? I just want to be sure my pregnancy is progressing correctly and have someone trustworthy to call if I have any problem . I had considered UC (but not UP) before all this happened, but if I do, I don't want it to be because I had to choose between UC and going to the ER at the last minute. What would you do?
Edited by Mama2mc - 5/31/11 at 11:34am