Earnestly my head is spinning at the moment, my DH has received a job offer we cannot turn down but does require us moving to Ohio. He is American, I'm Canadian and we have been living since we met in South Korea. We have a great doctor here and had a birthing center and midwife picked out but it seems we have to be in Ohio before the beginning of the year. So we are now rushing around trying to empty our current apartment, find a new one, end contracts for phones/leases etc.
It's pretty crazy.
We'll be looking for an apartment to rent either the first of December or January, and will also need a new doctor/midwife.
I have no idea where to even start, i've been looking at places online and trying to track down reviews of different areas & I have found very little information about midwives/birthing centers in Columbus. So I'm here to beg for a little information :)
Our current plan is to move mid December, when I'll be about 31 weeks along.
1. What is the average cost of a live birth in Ohio (HB vs. Hospital vs. birthing center)?
We will have insurance through his employer, however I have no idea exactly what it will cover right now. Is it common for american insurers to support home births or birthing centers?
2. What areas of Columbus would you avoid living in if given an option?
I have been reading a number of area Q&As which have left me a bit nervous of the impending move, i've never lived in a "dangerous" area in my life and don't want to wander into one.
3. Are there any Doctors/midwives/hospitals/birthing centers you would recommend?
(please include as much contact information as possible :)