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#1 of 7 Old 02-15-2013, 04:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Found out i was pregnant on Vday  love.gif and was wondering when do i start looking for a Midwife? I am 4 weeks today Due Oct 25. I wont be able to use my husbands insurance since its a HMO irked.gif , it does not cover a Midwife so we may have to pay cash. This is my 4th Baby and my second that i will homebirth.

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I would start looking soon. HB midwives in my area are in high demand and their schedules book quickly! Congrats!!


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I agree with Eternalaw. While you may not actually have your first appointment for a couple more months, you will want to have your MW selected and a first appointment and birth month/weeks on your MW's calendar. 


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I agree with the others - start now and secure the one you like as soon as you can.


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Thanks everyone. I did contact the Midwife by Email and FB but she doesnt respond back. So im going to call her on Tuesday..
 

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First of all, CONGRATULATIONS joy.gif

I started looking for a midwife pretty much as soon as I found out I was pregnant and had interviews with them almost immediately after contact. I got set up as a client, and then they started seeing me starting at 10 weeks. 

Paying out of pocket, you should probably be able to get a discount if you pay by x date(usually in full by 36w).


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First of all, CONGRATULATIONS joy.gif

I started looking for a midwife pretty much as soon as I found out I was pregnant and had interviews with them almost immediately after contact. I got set up as a client, and then they started seeing me starting at 10 weeks. 

Paying out of pocket, you should probably be able to get a discount if you pay by x date(usually in full by 36w).


Thanks :)

 

Im hoping we have the money. I called her today and she didnt pick up. So i left her a message.

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