hi all, i'm newly pregnant and starting my research into my prenatal care and birthing options. i'm pretty sure my ideal would be to do a home birth and work with one midwife throughout my pregnancy. unfortunately, i called my insurance company (BCBS) and they offer no coverage of home births with a midwife. :/
luckily, the mountain midwifery center is in-network and (i think) would be mostly covered. while i still don't know my exact out-of-pocket expense with them yet, it is comforting knowing that much of the cost would be covered by insurance. i think it might be hard to convince my husband to pay full price for a home birth when this birth center option is available and would be covered.
anyone have to make this tough decision between what you really want and what works best financially? any recommendations from folks who have gone one way or the other (or even better, have had both a birth center and a home birth experience?)
thanks for your insight! feeling very excited, freaked, and overwhelmed with options. :)