hi all - i live in jersey city, nj and am trying to figure out where i want to give birth to my first child. i know that i want a natural birth, but home birth is out for me for a number of reasons. i am consider the birthing center at st. luke's roosevelt. has anyone had good/bad experiences there? also, i'm looking for midwives since SLR is BYO midwife. does anyone have any recommendations? i would prefer to find someone covered by my insurance (unitedhealthcare oxford).
i obviously would love to give birth in jersey city or hoboken since it's closer to home, but i haven't heard of any good birthing centers here. i'm open to suggestions! my husband and i don't have a car or plan on getting one, so everything has to be train or cab ride away.