now that I have a few more minutes to post, I'll explain a little more. It's for a doctor prescribed "medically nessicary" homebirth. I have some ridiculous allergies, including one to latex (I go into anaphylactic shock even if I'm in the same building as an office using gloves, so if a little is in the air). My doctor said the risk of giving birth in a hospital was just insane, so since I've had a good birth before, unless there was some reason I needed to be in the hospital, it would be crazy to go there. This is a mainstream allergist we're talking about, so I was shocked to say the least. Insurance came back saying that a homebirth would be unsafe for me, and that they would just intubate me and put me on an epinephrin drip basically as soon as I came through the door. But with the drop in blood pressure and the irregular heartbeat during anaphylaxis, I would end up with an emergency c-section, the surgery would be very risky for me, and the baby would be at great risk before the surgery because of lack of oxygen and blood pressure. So naturally I am fighting this kind of birth, cause you know, it's not exactly anyone's dream birth, and I am just not going to do it. period. and so I have fought all the way to the top of the chain to have a homebirth. I mean the risk otherwise is just way way way too much. So although it's not necessarily a huge step for homebirth as a whole, it's vitally important to me. It just blows my mind that they would risk my childs life, and my life, just so that they could keep thinking inside the box. So regardless of wether or not I win, I will have a homebirth, but I just wanted to see this whole thing through to the end and make a point that it's not acceptable to put people's lives at risk that way just for their convienience. I'm pretty much totally a shut in anyway, so it's not even like I have a normal life elsewhere. So if I'm not willing to risk my life to go to the mall or something, I don't think it's fair that they're willing to risk my life and that of my baby for something like that. The whole thing just pisses me off. But anyhow, that's what it's all about.