So... we are ttc #2. Wondering if anybody has any thoughts on a couple different things:
1) AFAIK, Wendy Pinter and Kate Mazzara are the only homebirth midwives that will travel to our area (Shiawassee county). Any thoughts on one versus the other. I have heard that Kate is a little more "radical" than others in the area, but I don't know what this girl meant by that. Lol
2) Looking for a homebirth-friendly OB in Flint or Lansing to do shadow care so that we won't be treated as homebirth transfers if we decide to go in at the last minute. DH works at Genesys, so that would be ideal because it would be completely paid for by insurance, but McLaren or maybe even Hurley would be okay too. If we found someone we loved at Sparrow or Ingham, we would probably do the homebirth at DH's parents' house instead, which would be nice too. (The only doc I know for sure won't do shadow care (willingly... and I would prefer not to have to lie) is Dr. Lindemulder at Genesys.)
3) Any thoughts on Greenhouse Birth Center in Okemos? I've heard mixed reviews, that their transfer rate is really high, and that they've had several deaths.
4) If we do a planned hospital birth, we are looking at U of M Ann Arbor, St. John Providence (would NOT be the ABC, since I'm a VBAC), or Henry Ford West Bloomfield. Thoughts on these?