this could be a really, really long post, but I'm going to try to keep it simple. I am planning a homebirth with THE ONLY HB midwife covered by insurance anywhere near me. Non-insurance payment is not an option. I wrote on the general pregnancy board after our first meeting because I was so disappointed in how rushed the meeting was, and how little she explained about her practice or herself and how little she asked about me. It turned out that she had a hair appointment to get to (grrrr). The next meeting was fine. I then called her in between meetings with an unimportant question, but still a question, and she never called me back and never addressed the call at the next meeting. At the next meeting, I arrived on time, but was made to feel like I was intruding early (again, I could go into much more detail, but don't have time!). At this meeting (2 weeks ago now), she drew my blood to test for Hep. A immunity because I am going to China this Saturday. I called her one week ago to ask for an update and never heard back. I was ticked, but thought that perhaps she wasn't getting my messages. So I called this morning (6 days until trip), and asked if she got my message. She had me "remind" her of the message (which she had gotten!), and then said she had to drop her daughter off at daycare (fine, I understand), but that as soon as she got back I would be at the top of her pile. It has now been an hour and I haven't heard from her...and I am kind of freaking out. Basically, I don't know what to do. She has now not called me back on 2 occasions, one important, and I still don't feel comfortable at our visits. My only other option is hospital birth...and I can't even find a CNM that takes our insurance. Argh! What would you do?