First, can anyone recommend a midwife in Utah Co.? Somewhere in the vicinity of Draper/Riverton or Provo/Orem would be ideal. I know that there is a popular birthing center in Orem, and I'd prefer a freestanding birthing center to home birth. But I'll take whatever good maternity care I can find!
The next questions have to do with vax exemptions.
1. I know that there are philosophical exemptions in UT.. Does vaccinating have to be an all-or-nothing thing there, or would I have a legal right to vaccinate selectively?
2. It sounds like I have to go in person to the county health department for the exemption. What should I prepare for? Do they want to sick somebody on you to scold you or convince you to change your mind last-minute? . Or is it just a quick bureaucratic hoop that parents are made to jump through? Also, I see that they're charging parents $25.00 for this privilege.. Will I have to go through this process every year, or just any time I see a new vax requirement appears to which I'm philosophically opposed?
Thanks in advance for any answers!