I have been researching waterbirth for months and there is only one midwife within 100 miles of me that is interested in waterbirth (but never done one) and the nearest hospital or birthing center that allows waterbirth is 4 hours away!! I am willing to drive the 4 hours to the birthing center so I can have my waterbirth, I am even willing to stay in a hotel up there for the 2-3 weeks before my due date so I can already be there when the time comes. But I would prefer to advocate waterbirth in my area and made it more available for other women here. I have spoken with the women's hospital that most women around here deliver at and they don't have any policies about waterbirth at all. The OB nurse manager is very excited and willing to talk to the hospital CEO and try to convince the hospital that waterbirth would be a good addition to their services. I'm cautiously hopeful! :) Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make sure this works out for me and the rest of the women in my area?