No Midwife for You!
Anyway, unless we can front the entire cost and then be reimbursed at 80% (of what our charming insurance deems [cough] "reasonable"), we can't have midwives, a birth center, or a home birth for this pregnancy. And after our exorbitant medical expenses this year (molar pregnancy, sperm & conception costs, and Lyme disease), that ain't happening.
We do have one other possibility - if we switch to Kais*r, the birth at the birth center would be totally covered. And that's really tempting. But we'd lose all of our other doctors. For me, that would be inconvenient and sad, since I love my GP and my allergist. For Cait, that could be DISASTROUS, as her Lyme doc is most defiinitely not part of Kais*r. So that's really not an option. But I'm still interested in your Kais*r stories, if you care to share.
So, I plan to embark on a righteous and cranky letter writing campaign to work for birthing options in the DC area. If you care to join me, I'll share addresses and info on the blog as I find them. Unfortunately, it won't do anything to help THIS delivery. But maybe other women can have options in the future.