Originally Posted by autumnbloom
Thank you all so much!! I did get a hold of a midwife who sounded like a good match. I have a meeting with her next week. She said that she would even do a home birth with me, or I could go up there to the birthing center (YAYYYYY!). We have very similar belief systems about pregnancy/birth, and I think its going to be a better fit. She charges $2300 for everything (but doesn't include things like caring for the baby after, etc). *IF* tricare covers it, it would be $1300 out of pocket by my 37th week.
I can try to work (i own my own business and only work when I can/ want to / have clients LOL). It will take some advertizing and some hard work to get enough, but I might be able to pull it off! *crossing fingers & saying a prayer*
I wish you a lot of good luck and support!
I strongly encourage you to do whatever possible to have the birth you need, and it sounds like you're doing just that!
I have to say too, I'm so impressed with how you're handling everything, what with calling your insurance company and finding a midwife (already!) and filing a complaint, all so quickly - you're so efficient! It really is impressive - I know I would still be sitting at home bawling and complaining and not wanting to deal with it if I had gone through what you did. You rule, seriously!