Ok, I finally finally have my insurance/midwife issues worked out. Kathy Slone is not an option for me after all, but in the end, I think I'm ok with that. Driving up to Baltimore was pushing my comfort zone since I've had some quicker labors... Close by gives me some comfort level.
Anyway, so my options are limited to the midwives up at Howard County or the midwives at Special Beginnings (delivering at AAMC because I'm a VBAC). I just have a better feeling about the ladies (and man!) at Special Beginnings so that's where I've opted for now.
Anyway, looking to hear the good and the bad. I'd like to feel prepared all around. Keep in mind I cannot even labor at the birth center because of being a VBAC, so I'll only be down there for checkups. Oh, also how are they about bringing children along to appointments? I forgot to ask when I was on the phone and now I wonder if I should try and get childcare - at least for my first appointment?
Oh and particularly if anyone has any comments relevant to how they manage things in third stage/post birth, I'd like to hear that as well. I'm particularly hoping for a hands off third stage - no pit, no cytotec, no pulling the cord, no aggressive massage - of course unless I start bleeding profusely.