Stew and I decided a few months ago that we wanted to do a birth center. It all started when I found out that, as of last November, individual healthcare (which is what we have) doesn’t cover any maternity costs. Now if you have insurance through a group it’s a different story. So I figured if we were going to pay thousands anyway, I might as well go somewhere that’s more aligned with my way of thinking.
A few months ago we went on a tour of the birth center and absolutely fell in love. At that time, we weren’t even pregnant but knew it was where we wanted to be. There are 4 midwives that are all wonderful (we met 2 that night and 2 at our first visit). The atmosphere is so calm. They are completely supportive of what mom and dad want. We loved every second being there.
Just a few short months later, we were there again! This time it was for our 8 week check up. How exciting! We met the other 2 midwives and loved them. Each time we go, we’ll see a different midwife and then whoever is on call when I go into labor will deliver our baby. Our checkup was great. She talked to us for a long time, took some tests, and gave me an exam. Everything was normal and looking good! Our next visit will be May 8th. Can’t wait!