You mamas are so on top of things! I'm planning a doctor's appointment with my family doctor next week, just so that I can get a blood test, some peace of mind, and know that everything is progressing smoothly. I think I'm anxious about actually setting up an appointment with a midwife (which is what I need to do, since I want a homebirth) because I'm not sure if I can totally afford it. The least expensive one in my area who seems super lovely would be my first choice. The problem? I'm a grad student and my advisor's wife is a midwife and I think it was always assumed that I would hire her. I adore her and think she's fabulous, but she charges more than the other midwife, and I'm not sure that I want to cross professional and personal boundaries quite that much. Like, I love being her casual friend and going over to dinner, but do I really, really want to give her a detailed health history and have her do my cervical exams?
Not so much. Ugh, what to do? I don't want to offend anyone.