Originally Posted by alaskanmomma
Aww man, sounds like quite a few of us are having some rough times *big hugs*
I'm on state insurance, private health insurance is just so freakin' expensive. We can't afford that and we can't afford Obamacare(the penalty tax OR a plan lol).. I guess by 2016 we better get some bank flow coming in somehow :P. I'm fortunate AK is a pretty darn progressive state birth wise. Medicaid covers my midwife. They pretty much cover the 4 biggie birthing options and midwives and OB's alike. Pretty awesome! Us doulas are trying to get them to cover a certain amount of doula costs too. Just imagine the amount of money the state could save in interventions and epidurals if women could get a doula in the room :D
Calliope's car seat came in last night, the Combi Coccoro. I'm going see how it fits with the two Radian's and then ship off to Amazon DS Radian tomorrow(did I mention after I got it all set up in the car I realized there was a tear in it UGH!)
Wow! That's great! I'm having a hard time finding an OB that will see me with medicaid, let alone being so lucky to be able to have midwife! (I "risked out" of the midwives' practice here because I'm VBAC...?) (I'm not upset at you, I'm actually happy you are able to have midwife, if that's what you want. Just so doggone frustrated trying to find someone, anyone, who will see me. )
Originally Posted by jessmn
What plans do you all have for Valentine's Day, if any?
My husband has been an absolute saint (well he always is) but throughout my pregnancy he has been the most amazing guy. Whenever I was sick, he was right there, he goes to all my appointments, doula appts, and 7 week birth class, he encourages me, listens to my craziness and anxiety, and now he basically tells me to sit on the couch with my feet up when I get home from work and he does all the cooking, cleaning, everything. He's pretty incredible. I sometimes follow him around with a chair and chat or direct things, haha. And I have NO IDEA what to do for Valentine's Day. We'll be lucky if we get out (I am much less mobile these days, sitting is fine but I don't do long distances or amounts of time standing) but I am a big crafter. I was thinking of making him a new lunch bag and filling it with things he likes or something....ah! I don't know! Nothing feels like enough!
DF has to work on Valentine's Day, so we're going to see if my mom will watch the kids the weekend after so we can go out to dinner (at buffet! ) Other than that, we might exchange gifts, but I don't know.
I posted this in January thread, in response to cagnew (I think?) but this is getting ridiculous, trying to find someone to see me. I have been calling the other place close to us all week, and haven't gotten answer (after they were supposed to call me and let me know if they would take me on and didn't), so I'm thinking they aren't interested in taking me. I found a (mothering recommended) OB an hour away that takes medicaid, and called to see if they would take me, but even though they take medicaid, I guess there's different kinds, and they don't take my kind, but said they would if I called and switched my kind. So I called medicaid office and asked could I switch my kind, and they said no, that I can't switch my type until August, which obviously wouldn't work. So that OB is out. I've been crying all day, stressing out about what we're going to do. I am really thinking UC will be our only option, but DF isn't comfortable with it, and I'm not *thrilled* with the idea, so I'd rather not do it because we have no other option. DF said start looking further away, and we'll just allot a certain amount of our tax check to the extra gas, and hope that we make it when the time comes. I just don't know why it has to be so stinking hard for me to have a baby. I can't stop crying, and then I get mad at myself, because I didn't do good with DD, and she was sick, and now I can't find someone I can trust won't try to do the same thing, and then start to think maybe I should just accept a repeat c-section because that way at least I can get any prenatal care I might need or at least talk to someone if I have concerns, since no OB will even advise me if I not under their care.