This has been SUCH a helpful thread, thanks for posting it. I've been in touch with a couple of CPM's in Cleveland but would like to know who else is out there. It's been a frustrating journey trying to find supportive people - and every naysayer we run into (including my exasperating nurse-practitioner MIL!) only solidifies my DP's quiet opposition to the entire idea of homebirthing. I could use some contact with people who can address his concerns while also making me feel like I'm not schizophrenic.
I'm on Medicaid and I doubt they'll cover any costs for anyone but a CNM or OB who's considered "in network" for my care plan. I think it would make my DP more comfortable if we could meet with a "medical professional" who will tell us a homebirth was a safe idea for us.
Not that I give a hoot for what the Professionals tell me - I'm smart enough to do my own research, thankyouverymuch - but he's a big fan of Experts and in his book, I don't count (and neither does my research).
So, here's my question: does anyone know any OB's or CNM's *at all* in the Cleveland area who are supportive of homebirth (even if they won't attend HB's themselves)? And then the second question is: has anyone had a HB with a Northeast Ohio midwife? Would you strongly recommend your midwife? Would you be willing to PM or call me with contact information for her?
AND, this might be a long shot, but... has anyone had a homebirth and had Medicaid cover any of the costs???
*Sigh* Feeling SO close to giving up on this idea... just so much opposition at every turn...