So I went to my 1st ultrasound appointment today and I was surprised at the doctors pretty shocked and then overly controlling response when I told her I wanted a midwife. the surprises kept coming once I learned that midwife services were not provided nor covered by Kaiser insurance.
I have a saving grace here. I happen to have Medical and Medicare. If I can find a midwife in the area that can take those forms of insurance for her services I would be most pleased. I found a Jeri Zukoski in Berkeley, CA but I haven't received a call back from her... she may have too many patients. I just was wondering if maybe someone could help me with some resources to help me figure all this out.
I don't have $3500, or anything close to that, to pay out of pocket so I'm hoping that won't be the reason I'm left to haggle with drug & surgery pushing doctors for the duration of my pregnancy and through the birthing process.