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I am currently looking around western Missouri and eastern Kansas for somewhere to move immediately with cheap rent that is safe as well.¬† However, I am pregnant and plan to homeschool and am trying to decide whether Missouri or Kansas is more 'crunchy' for homebirths (lay midwives or CPM or even UC) and homeschooling.¬† Is it fairly easy to have a natural birth and find non-vax or delayed vax-friendly docs in western MO?¬† Are they open to attachment parenting there?
Any Missouri mamas believe Missouri is better for us?
I need to find a place for us to live NOW and am overwhelmed on which is the better choice - I do NOT want to end up with another horrible hospital birth experience like I did in my previous state and I don't want to worry about defending my legal right constantly to homeschool.¬† I am a single mama and feel VERY vulnerable right now, in case it is not obvious.¬† I will be working from home but right now money is VERY tight so even affordable small towns within 20-40 minutes driving distance to 'civilization' but still safe would be great!
Hey- first off, take a deep breath, it's all going to work out!¬† I live in Kansas City MO and there is a great group of women here who are pro homeschooling, home birth, etc.¬† If you google Kansas City Attachment Parenting, it'll take you to the web page.¬† You have to request to join, but the ladies there have been VERY helpful (I'm a first time parent).¬† I'm planning a hospital birth with a midwife.¬† She seems great and very pro natural birth/ whatever I end up wanting to do.¬† I know several of the hospitals in the area have midwifes.¬† There are also a couple birth centers- I think there is one on the MO side and one on the KS side.¬† I can't really help you with the homeschooling aspect, but I know the attachment parenting group has several ladies who home school- they may be able to help you better than I can.
As far as KS goes, I know Lawrence is pretty crunchy and I think there are home birth midwives there, but I'm not as familiar with the area.¬† It's about 45 minutes from Kansas City, so you're still pretty close to a "city" (although Lawrence has a lot to do as well).
Hope that helps!¬† Feel free to message me if you need other info.