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Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50853 posts
28th Nov '12

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Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20932 posts
28th Nov '12

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justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting kthx.:" Don't you have to pay out of pocket for a midwife? I'll have my own insurance... but I can't afford to pay out of pocket for all that :oops:"


My insurance covers it - but you pay up front & then get reimbursed.



I couldn't have a MW before because we didn't have one in the area. Effective this year we have one now & so if I have #3 I will do a homebirth. YAY! I already checked with my insurance & had an interview with her...and Dh still hasn't even agreed to TTC. 8) I am just so dang happy to have the CHOICE I can't tell you. :D

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50853 posts
28th Nov '12

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justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
28th Nov '12
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kthx. 1 child; Cleves, Ohio 69532 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting justanothamotha:" My insurance covers it - but you pay up front & then get reimbursed. I couldn't have a MW before ... [snip!] ... interview with her...and Dh still hasn't even agreed to TTC. 8) I am just so dang happy to have the CHOICE I can't tell you. :D"


Aw yay :D Unfortunately, I won't ever have a home birth :lol: Personal preference. But it'd be nice to have someone delivering the baby who actually cares (not saying not all doctors care... but I know MW's take a little more time getting to know the woman).

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50853 posts
28th Nov '12

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I'm a "silent dilater" I dilate quickly and can walk around 4-5cm none the wiser. I have a jacked up uterus shape I think that might be a contributing factor.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20932 posts
28th Nov '12

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justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I'd like to say she helped me - but I ... [snip!] ... quickly and can walk around 4-5cm none the wiser. I have a jacked up uterus shape I think that might be a contributing factor."

Okay - an example. I KNOW "Fear" has nothing to do with slowing labor for me. With #1 I went to the Dr after being awake for 24 hrs (too much pain to sleep) telling him I thought I slipped a disc because my back was killing me & I couldn't take it. He checked me, said I was at a 2 & to try to relax, labor should be coming soon & there is nothing they can do for back issues until baby is out. So I cried & went home telling Dh I wasn't going to make it - how would I live. 24hrs later I think ah-hah - maybe it's labor. So I got the hospital, they put me on machines, my contractions are less than 2 mins apart -- YAY! I think wow - I will be pushing soon! Right? So she checks me right away...and says (with enthusiasm because she knows no better) "OMG you are already at a 3." I seriously almost kicked her in the face. My 1st was born the NEXT day. GAH. For #2 - repeat all of that except I knew I was in labor...and kept going HOME & going back to be checked & LEAVING. When I went back the last time I as just there to push & he was out 11 mins after arrival. I love that on paper I had my son 11 mins after arrival. It sounds much better than I was there with contractions 90 seconds apart TWO days before THAT occurred & labor didn't stall - I just didn't progress. :P I have to admit I was very disappointed when it went so slow with #2 because I had myself convinced it wouldn't. LOL Now if there is #3 I will just expect 3 days & plan accordingly - I think that only makes sense.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting kthx.:" Aw yay :D Unfortunately, I won't ever have a home birth :lol: Personal preference. But it'd be nice ... [snip!] ... baby who actually cares (not saying not all doctors care... but I know MW's take a little more time getting to know the woman)."


There are birth centers that have midwives & are hospital affiliated but not on hospital grounds. Some of them can bill insurance, most still require you to pay & then submit your own claim for insurance payments though. You'd really have to check into what is in your area.

kthx. 1 child; Cleves, Ohio 69532 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting justanothamotha:" There are birth centers that have midwives & are hospital affiliated but not on hospital grounds. ... [snip!] ... to pay & then submit your own claim for insurance payments though. You'd really have to check into what is in your area."


Boooo. I'll just have to look into it.

kthx. 1 child; Cleves, Ohio 69532 posts
28th Nov '12

Well I found a midwife center, and they deliver babies at one of the hospitals in Cincinnati. It's a good hospital, too.



http://www.trihealth.com/hospitals-and-practices/trihealth-nurse-midwives/services/



I'll have to call once I do become pregnant and talk to them about the insurance and stuff.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
28th Nov '12

No episiotomy option!
They cut my poor vagina both times. To prevent tearing, I suppose.



But I think your baby will just ninja roll out :wink: :lol: <3

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
28th Nov '12

Quoting kthx.:" Well I found a midwife center, and they deliver babies at one of the hospitals in Cincinnati. It's a ... [snip!] ... I'll have to call once I do become pregnant and talk to them about the insurance and stuff."

Feel free to call them now. I have already interviewed my midwife & I am not even sure there will be TTC again. LOL She didn't mind one bit & though ti twas great that I was shopping around. ;)

Lara +2 Due August 17; 2 kids; Wasilla, Alaska 7733 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting kthx.:" Did you do massages or any prepping?"


My doc did