I've wanted a HB for my 2nd baby ever since my first was born. My first child was born in a birth center and everything went wonderfully, no complaints. I just want to have the experience of a HB for this baby.
I found a midwife I really like, but the problem is she is going out of town about a week or so before my due date. My first child came a little early (still full term) and I'm very uncomfortable with the fact that she may or may not be there. She's got backups in case, but I want this baby to be born with the person I spend the next 34 weeks getting to know, not some random stranger!
I don't know what to think about any of this, and honestly it's but a damper on my spirit and it's making me think of giving up the whole idea of HB all together and going back to the birth center (although I HATE the thought of riding in the car during labor again!).
I just think if I'm going to hire someone for this journey, they can't miss the big day!