I had 16 midwives refuse me. Some were outright rude and told me that I was putting my babies in danger by having a homebirth.
The only, I REPEAT ONLY, reason they refused me is because I had twins.
2 of the 16 told me they believed that I could do it and that my records and levels showed me to be an EXCELLENT candidate for HB with them. They told me that the midwifery atmosphere in Seattle was really in bed with the AMA and that insurance had them strapped.
My midwife who caught my 2nd born was 3 hours away and was planning to come up to Seattle for the birth. I prayed about it and decided to find someone to manage the pregnancy locally and in the event my MW couldn't make it in time.
So I began to call lots of midwives only to hear some awful things.Things that I thought you weren't supposed to say to pregnant women and things that assumed I was an idiot.
I did end up getting discouraged after a week of phone calls and called an OB who specialized in twins ONLY to be told that I wasn't high risk enough for her office.
Anyway, I finally called Anne Frye. She was a HUGE encouragement and help. She gave me four names and the first one I called took me. I was 29 weeks with twins when I found an official midwife.
I had a great twin HB. My MW who was three hours away walked in just as I was pushing and she was key to the birth of my babies.
Hang in there and trust your gut.
Love & Prayers,