I am a Virginia Beach native 34 weeks pregnant with my second child. We wanted a homebirth initially and contacted Blessed Birth Services (the only homebirth service in Hampton Roads....Jeni Rector used to work with them but has since started her own practice. I believe there are two other homebirth midwives still with BB). I'd double check to make sure Medicaid covered a homebirth....our insurance wouldn't, which was a main reason we were forced to consider other options. Another reason was Virginia's draconian laws regarding what medical equipment midwives are allowed to carry-- there are several standard pieces of equipment, such as oxygen, that most midwives consider vital but VA midwives aren't allowed to operate. Of course, there are ways around that caveat if you truly want a homebirth. For us it was a financial decision this time.
We decided to go back to the Midwifery Center at DePaul, where we went for our first child. The midwives are VBAC friendly-- although they will most likely want to attend you in labor and delivery rather than the actual midwifery center-- and great to work with. A woman in my childbirth class is actually planning a VBAC with them. If a homebirth doesn't seem to work out for you this time, check out the midwives. They are the next best thing to home birth in our area. (Unfortunately, VA has some of the strictest regulations about homebirth in the country. Blah.)
Here is the address: http://www.bonsecourshamptonroads.co...ry_depaul.html
They have frequent open house meetings so you could go take a look and talk to them yourself.
Also, if you are considering childbirth classes, I would recommend Claudia Souther's classes-- she's delivered about 1500 babies, some of them as a underground midwife, and has taught childbirth for about 40 years. Her classes are amazing and grounded in principles of natural parenting from labor into newborn care. If you'd like her number, I can give it to you