I am in New Zealand so we call the person who cares for you during pregnancy and birth a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC.) In New Zealand midwives are free and you can see a public obstetrician if you need to. Otherwise you pay for a private obstetrician.
Who are you using and why? What questions did you ask them? Did you have a list of requirements etc?
I had a midwife last time who wasn't that helpful during the birth, which ended in a csection. She then turned into a horrible midwife postnatally. Completely missed my severe depression and anxiety, wanted to weigh my daughter daily, insisted she be back in bed within an hour of waking and missed her severe reflux. As a result I am really nervous about my choice this time. It can make such a difference to have a good person.
Anyone have any thoughts or experience to share?