I just found out that my insurance will cover AK Regional AND Providence equally... I had thought I was going to be forced by insurance to deliver at Prov.
I'm not comfortable with an out-of-hospital birth, so please don't suggest that (tried it, had it go very wrong for me, not willing to do that again). If you have delivered at either or both, or know certain things about either or both, please chip in what you know. My impression is that AK Regional is a bit "nicer" amenities wise. I may wind up doing a planned repeat c/s (various reasons, long story) so the "nice facility" might actually matter to me if I'm not trying to get out of there 12-24h postpartum.
One particular concern I have is being separated from the baby. I plain do not want to be. No mandatory nursery time (given a healthy baby). Am I likely to wind up with trouble on that one at either facility?