Cassiopia, I'm going to PM you with an email of a friend by Dayton who may be able to help with her connections (she's been to Dar a Luz and is a LLL leader). Her husband just got out-- she had a homebirth about a year and a half ago, though she didn't end up going through Tricare, just paying out of pocket for it. Right now Ohio is dealing with a lot of homebirth turmoil so it is harder to find people out in the open doing it (as in the providers, not families). But.... either way be thankful you're not being seen on base. I was seen there in the maternity care and it's atrocious. I switched to standard and delivered at Miami Valley hospital in their birthing center (Family Beginnings). Should you be interested in any info about delivering there, just lmk and I can send you that info too as well as the midwife I saw for there. It was a positive experience both times and the nurses in there are awesome too-- very low intervention (pretty much none other than helping catch and checking my placenta after delivery if that's all you want, only doppler monitoring, no option for drugs unless you want to transfer to the maternity ward), you can leave as soon as you feel ready, etc. And tricare covers delivery there except for a $25 copay under standard completely.
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12/13/08 at 5:36am