02-06-2013, 01:57 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SE Kansas
Re: Medicaid and OOPS! I didn't make it to the hospital birth..
Thank you . I am stressed. I know what I want, just trying to find a way to make it happen. Any ideas about how to find an ind mw? I haven't a clue. I was going to make a few calls to the mw's in Kansas City, and maybe they could help me find one. I know my mil mentioned something about the Amish community having mw's. idk. I know that the Medicaid here just switched to a new company. I will make some calls tomorrow or Friday.
Originally Posted by Kiliki
Mama, I can tell you are stressing over this. But the WORST they can say is "no" and then you are no worse off than you are feeling right now. Actually, you'd be in a BETTER place b/c you'd know for sure, rather than trying to guess.
Everything will be ok
But do call and check. You may be pleasantly surprised! Or, maybe not. But it's worth a shot either way.
Have you tried looking around your area for some independent midwives? I had a Medicaid homebirth in 2008 with an independent midwife who lived 1 hour from me. It was crazy trying to find an independent midwife. Since they are not affiliated with an office, they are harder to find, but often their services are just as good (sometimes better!) than those operating out of an office or as part of a group.
Research, research, research! Then you can make a choice you are truly happy and comfortable with! I know you are feeling overwhelmed right now, but once you start calling around, you will probably start feeling much more confident and see the direction you need to take. Hang in there, mama.
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