I also decided to make this more general and xposted in homebirth. I need help!
I am SO annoyed I can't make this decision, so I am hoping mothering mamas can help me. There are only a few midwives available for my upcoming homebirth in late Sept., we already ruled out one due to distance, though I really liked her too!
Love her. She's got a great sense of humor. I really love that she comes for home visits and is very flexible. She costs less and the birth pool is included in the package. She lives close by as well. And did I mention HOME VISITS? I'm a little apprehensive because I'm not sure how she feels about my insurance/financial situation and am worried she wont call me back because of that. The hilarious thing is now I'll be getting a great PPO because my husband just started a new job.
Midwife B team:
I absolutely adore them both. I think they mesh better with my personality. They only do appts. Tues, Weds and Thurs from 9am-5pm, are about 30 minutes (with zero traffic!) from my home and my husband wont get to go or be a part of any prenatal visits. He probably wont even meet them until the birth! They are more expensive and very busy as well. The home I'll be visiting for my appts. is freaking amazing. The most tranquil, peaceful setting ever. But as you see above, a few major inconveniences. I should also note that the interview I was scheduled for was with another couple at the same time?!?! I found that pretty annoying because I wasn't able to ask as many questions and had 3yo DD to worry about. So I am calling asking these questions and because they are busy, they don't call back. *sigh*
How do I make this impossible, agonizing decision? Should I keep looking? I have to hurry, they are all booking up fast! Do I go with the one I mesh with personality-wise and pay more, or the one who would be much more convenient and close by and costs less?