We'll be having our fourth homebirth this time. I'm using a different midwife than I've used with any of the others (my oldest two were born in Massachusetts, and my youngest's birth was attended by a midwife whom I was lucky had room for me since I moved down here [Northern Virginia] after most others had too many mama's already...she was more medical and 'hands-on' in her approach than I was totally comfortable with, which is why I found someone different this time). I think I'm going to love her...and I think I'm lucky to have had her recommended to me. I'm not certain if there is one baby growing this time around or if there are multiples. I've never had an ultrasound and don't plan on having one this time either, unless my midwife thinks it's necessary. Last pregnancy, I was pretty certain I had twins and even was pretty sure I had heard an additional heartbeat. But, alas, by the time I started being seen by my midwife, there was definitely only one in there. This time around, signs are pointing towards the possibility of multiples, so we'll see. My midwife delivers multiples at home (which was going to be an issue if the previous pregnancy had been twins).
I've got most of the birth kit already (we had to use up my husband's FSA money when he switched companies). I'm working on making my house more organized, since that's been a goal for a long time anyway, and this seems like the prime time to get that done.
For those who are having trouble finding a midwife in Maryland, are you close enough to VA (or another state) to utilize services there (perhaps a birth center)? Of course, we decided that even though insurance won't cover my midwife, there's no way we're doing anything other than a homebirth if it can be helped. We just budgeted the cost in. But, I think the options in VA are broader and that may be of some help.