@wildcatsarahj good idea--I'd also be interested in home birth books/info aimed at dads! Hope people have some suggestions!
I'm going to see my OB from the first round at 10w for a viability ultrasound/heartbeat check before I start interviewing home birth midwives. Im not positive that is the direction we will go (maybe just a doula in a hospital setting?) but I'll weigh all the options after I talk to a few midwives!
I liked my OB very much, but of course she wasn't the one at the hospital during my last labor(she stopped in to visit during my long labor when she was there to see patients though). I hate that it's a bunch of stranger OBs during the most crucial part of the whole journey, after I had chosen my OB so carefully...maybe I'm old fashioned but I still want my one trusted doctor to show up at my house in the middle of the night, in a sleigh with a black bag and a monocle. Lol, I guess these days, that's a midwife!!
Also, my OBs practice has gotten so full that they couldn't see me until 10wks (8 last time) and recommended scheduling like 2 appointments out, just to stay on schedule! I don't like feeling like I'm being squeezed in:/
Anyway, I think I'll keep my OB through 20 weeks even if I choose a midwife, so that the ultrasounds are free, and I'm still covered by insurance for any other tests or if any problems come up. (As well as seeing the midwife monthly etc too)
Has anyone else done that? Kinda kept up appearances with an OB for insurance then did a home birth with a midwife at the end? What do you think of that?