So, I just found out I'm expecting, and now I need to find a midwife.
I would prefer to deliver out of the hospital if possible, but not necessarily at MY house (it's small, we have several dogs who would probably be howling along with me the whole time I was in labor, lol, and it would be absolutely impossible to keep my mother-in-law out of my business.)
So..with that in mind, the two best options I've identified so far have been:
Birth Wellness and Women's Center, with a homebirth midwife who will let you use her house: http://birthwellness.com/
Women's Wellness and Maternity Center, in Madisonville: http://www.wellnessandmaternity.net/ A birth center staffed by CNMs sounds perfect for me, but it's a hell of a drive...
This will be our first child, so I'm feeling a little lost. I've always seen a nurse practicioner for woman stuff, but I don't think I want to go back there for the baby, especially since they only do hospital births.
Of course, there's always the chance I'll end up in the hospital anyway, so I'm also interested in hearing about any experiences y'all may have had with the local hospitals.
Thanks in advance!