|Photo Credit: Organic Home Birth|
|The Birth Day Place - My CA Birth Center|
|St. Mary's Essentia: Probably My Hospital|
Now the problem. I didn't save up any money since getting my health care taken care of. All of my money went to that. I did find a great midwife nears my parents, but what she's charging is not something that I can afford right now, unfortunately. Even after trying to find a way it just makes more sense to have the "free" (i.e. I won't get a bill and insurance will cover it) hospital birth. Sadly, there is no hospital with a birth center run by midwifes in the area.
I am really bummed about this, and it creates a situation I really hoped I wouldn't find myself in: Preparing for a nature hospital birth. I know it's doable and I've been researching things like crazy! Every day I try to read a birth story or two on Birth Without Fear and I've already signed up to take some birthing classes.
It's not what I want, but it's what is best for us right now. The baby is going to get here some way or another, anyway, right? So follow along as I prepare for our natural hospital birth, every way I can!