I have three midwife interviews this upcoming week. Making my gigantic list of questions to help me find the one right for this baby. We have so many great midwives in our area (north texas) that it is going to be hard to select one.
I'm back to the drawing board a bit on this as well. Complicated since we are moving across the country at the end of the summer, so I'm just there for some prenatal care, and then have to find a homebirth midwife in Seattle as well... I'd just picked a CNM by my house since they were a signup place for state insurance and I did like her on our first meeting. I had a second appointment though and it was clear we don't see eye to eye. She completely blew off my questions about natural remedies for anxiety (told me I should just go back on drugs that have been shown to cause birth defects), and if red raspberry leaf or nettle teas are a good idea during pregnancy. Her viewpoint on just about everything seemed to be that if she didn't know about it, she would tell me I shouldn't do it.
The home birth midwives in Chicago don't take state insurance it seems like, but I got an appointment with a practice at a birth center WAY farther away than I'd like (half hour by car w/out traffic, hour and a half by transit), and have another referral for somewhere closer that I need to call as well.
Desperately looking forward to getting to Seattle where there are so many to choose from and almost all of them accept state insurance!
I've got one lined up for Wednesday. We've already talked on fb a little bit, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with her. We're both part of a local natural parenting group, which speaks volumes to me, and I really like how our interaction has gone so far. I do have a 2nd facility in mind, just in case.
I have hyperemesis gravidarum when I'm pregnant, and it's been horribly managed for my last 3 pregnancies, so I feel the need to be with an OB or at least a facility that can write me scripts. Both the places I'm looking at have OBs and mws on staff and the mw I'm interviewing on Wed can write scripts (something to do with her certification). Still a hospital birth, but, like I said, that's where I feel I need to be this time. (My last 2 were at home.)