The following three questions have been concerning me and preventing me from feeling 100% about my midwife. What are your midwives policies? What's the norm here?
1. Is it customary for midwives to ask for the full payment even if they do not make it to the birth or cannot for extenuating circumstances like a car accident?
2. Is us customary for a midwife to provide a list of foods for her to have at the birth? Do your midwives ask to provide foods? I guess it's common since to have food on hand for everybody but at the same time for the midwife to pack a lunch too. Mine is asking for wholesome soup, cheese and crackers, nuts, fruit and dark chocolate. Such specifics kind of turned me off! I'm sorry, but I'm not providing chocolate!
3. Do midwives charge their full fee even if they start seeing a client during their 5'th month? I've missed at least three appointments in the grand spectrum.