I called my two preferred midwifery groups (not sure yet if we are going to be able to swing this financially, but reasonably optimistic), and one wouldn't take me till last week, and another not until I do their open house on Wednesday, and only after that can I make an appt for my prenatal. I had an appt. with the former, but cancelled it because the other practice is substantially less expensive and nice about working with the insurance company (we'll see...) I am 8 weeks today. I do NOT plan on going UP, it's just that many don't do it this early (which I think is stupid, given the importance of diet at this stage, but I guess they don't want to waste their time until they know babe is going to stick). I grew up in a place with major teaching hospitals, not as fancy as where I am now, but still not shabby, and no OB practice there will see women until 12 weeks (to my mother's frustration).