I'm hoping someone here knows something I don't about birthing options in the Boston Metrowest area, because I'm at a loss.
We recently moved to Massachusetts, and just found out we are pg with our third child. DS was born with a CPM in a hospital - ok but not great experience - and DS2 was born at home with a CPM - amazing experience.
I would like nothing more than another homebirth, but this pregnancy was unexpected and I just don't see how we can afford it. We scrimped and saved for the last one and it was worth every penny, but things are very, very tight right now and cost of living is far higher here than where we lived before. It just isn't an option.
I went to an informational night at the Cambridge Birth Center and left incredibly disappointed. I have my first prenatal with them next week, but I am not hopeful that this will be a positive experience.
I am also a little concerned about the distance. It's about 30 minutes from work but up to 1.5 hours from home, depending on traffic. My last labor was quick and easy, so I'm worried I might not even make it there in time.
I contacted the birth center in Milford, NH, and while they had some concerns about taking me on because of the distance (1.25 hours without traffic) they would do it with certain conditions. My mother lives in NH, so I could possibly stay with her toward the end of my pregnancy, but that would mean leaving my other children. I don't know that I could get enough time off from work for prenatals, either. This may not even be a viable option, as it seems my insurance may not cover them.
Are there any other options nearby that I just don't know about? I'm in Sudbury. I'll consider hospitals, although the thought kind of turns my stomach. I'm just so disappointed.