That's the plan for me, this time around.
It'll be my first pregnancy not seeing an OB at all and only seeing my MW a few times before the birth.
Insurance (which I applied for, don't even know if it's approved yet, and would be used in the event of an emergency transfer to hospital) doesn't cover any midwifery care, nor any labs, bloodwork etc that the midwife requests. So I'm paying out of pocket for some initial blood work, 2 or 3 visits to her (at $60 each) and then the birth itself.
I'm keeping track of my weight and blood pressure and ordered some urine test strips which test for sugar and protein and a bunch of other stuff. So I talked with her last week about my plan and she is fine with it and I'll email her my weight, bp etc once a month.
This will be the first time we're not finding out the gender ahead of time which I'm kind of excited about.
The only bummer is not knowing when to expect to hear the heartbeat for the first time, that was always really exciting. I think my MW has a doppler, but I can't remember.
Anyway, it's kind of nice to not have to do so many visits like I did in the past with seeing an OB. It feels a lot more low key and relaxed. Not having to drag the kids to the parking lot with tiny spaces at my old OB's office is a bonus, too!