First things first, I'm planning a homebirth, but I like to have early prenatal care with a medical practice, mostly because I want ultrasounds. I'm looking at two options right now, and not sure what to go with.
Option 1) CNM practice with rave reviews, very VBAC friendly. A good friend is seeing them and thrilled. The only problem is they're an hour away, and I'm not sure if they're covered by my insurance. If I were to plan a hospital birth I'd go here.
Option 2) Very large CNM practice connected to an extremely large medical clinic and hospital. This is the same system that all of my other medical stuff is through, including my gyno. The problem is that barring a true emergency I would never birth there. Plus they have policies on prenatal care that I don't agree with, which means I'll be fighting them from the very first appointment. The plus is they're covered by insurance and down the street.
Plus I have a prescription medication that I stay on through pregnancy, but I'm due to run out right before this one is due. If I see option the second I could probably get them to contact my gyno about extending my prescription for a few months. I'm not sure how I'd work this with option the first.
So would you drive an hour for early prenatal care in a practice you feel comfortable with, or fight with people for convenience?