Hello all. I'm newly pregnant with my 3rd child. Two older children are in their teens now, so this all feels so new to me!
I've grown a lot in my politics and preferences through the years, and know that I want to have a home birth. I have a home birth midwife picked out... she's mentioned that some moms want a "back-up" just in case. I have no intention of using a hospital midwife for the delivery, or for most of the check ups, but understand that my home birth midwife can't perform some of the blood work tests that I think would be a good idea to have, just to ensure that this baby is indeed healthy.
How do I go about getting a hospital approved midwife, but not have to pay for her to be my full midwife? Can she release the medical data from said tests to me or my home birth midwife so that she is informed of my health, etc? My home birth midwife will be preforming my prenatal exams, and I trust her both personally and professionally to be quite adept at this.
All is useful!!