Yay! There you are! Congrats on the 10.5 mark!
Yes, I did know about the birth center in Oakland, but have never "heard" much about it.
I am so desperate. I called Santa Rosa's Birth Center. As a one time resident of Sonoma County, I think their birth center is awesome, however DH isn't exactly on board for the drive. Ha, can't imagine why.
Interesting you mentioned Judi, as someone else just told me about her as well.
Sad sad sage femme has closed. I did speak with the folks about the birth center (called Pacifica) coming to Berk. They won't be open until October so maybe just in time for you!!!!
I am 18 weeks this thursday.
I would like a homebirth, but we run into financial problems there. It really is unfortunate our insurance will cover hospital birth, with all its interventions, but only some of a homebirth.
So, that's the predicament.
Glad you have at least had a good experience with your Kaiser OB so far. When we had Kaiser (up North) I had nothing bad to say about them, and they really helped me with my miscarriage.
Thinking of you!