Also, in reading some of the responses RE: chicago being NCB friendly... and other musings I just want to get off my chest, though O/T
-West Suburban won't take Medicaid.
-The Midwives at UIC do, and the HB midwife works with them. I had my first daughter with the OB's there and it was sheer hell. But this midwife gave rave reviews and told me she's sure I'd get a VBAC there. I'm going to check them out as well.
-Swedish Covenant midwives require continuous external fetal monitoring during labor (for VBACs).. which means I am confined to a bed. I feel like that dooms me from the start... I'd almost want to walk in there pushing to avoid having my labor stall.. but that's risky in itself becuase with #1 being an induction (14 hours for a very unripe cervix and not ready baby, so shortish IMO) and #2 being a c/s... I'm not sure how fast labor could go.
-I'm nervous about being GBS+ again. The HB midwife would allow a hibiclens protocol, whereas I'd be attached to abx :(
-I'm nervous about signing out AMA. I'd like to leave within 12 hours should there be no complications. I know some cherish the time away from their other children.. it's just not for me. I need to talk to medicaid and see if they still cover it if I do sign out AMA. I'm pretty sure they do as I've signed out of the ER AMA before (they wanted to do a CT scan for an asthma attack! I was sick, away from home, no inhaler, needed a breathing treatment or *something*... Which I was able to get, BUT they wanted to observe me for a blood clot despite the fact that I was OK. Medicaid covered it, no q's asked.
But yeah. I'll keep updated on the bankruptcy process as it unfolds.