This will be long, as I have no clue how to be quick with explanations/questions.
I am wondering if there are currently ANY non-hospital birthing options in east central Indiana. I have two kids, one born at Expectations Birthing Center, which was here in Muncie until last year.
Since they have closed, I have honestly been scared as crap that I'll end up pregnant and have to have a kid at our local hospital.
Guess what? Pretty sure I'm pregnant (haven't tested as of yet because I really don't wanna know with as much unsettled mess as is in my head. Stupid, I know, but hey, never said my logic makes sense). I labor quick. My son (older kid) was induced at 7 am and born at just before 2pm, the little girl (the birthing centered one) I left the house when I realized yeah, we're having a baby soon and she was born about the time they were getting to setting up a tub to see about a water birth. I'd say maybe an hour total of 'real' warning.
Which is why it's so much a 'has to be pretty local' situation. I'd probably have a baby before I could get to a hospital with a decent/acceptable to me L&D unit (short of both my kids being exactly 10 days overdue. Guess on week 41 day 3 I could just assume there will be a baby then so it's time to go out of town :P)
This is all complicated by low income/medicaid issues, by the way. I can possibly work around that, though, if it means I don't have to deal with well intending medical professionals asking me if I'm really sure I don't want medications x, y, and z for me/baby 100 times.
Sorry for my long winded-ness, and thanks in advance for any replies!