Hi all. I'm pregnant with my second, and want a homebirth. I'm looking for a midwife, and was planning on also using an OB as the "back-up" and doing appointments with both since I think then insurance will cover the bloodwork, etc, if the OB does it.
But now I'm wondering if I need to see an OB after all... and wondering what that means. Here in CA I don't think OBs are allowed to technically be "back-up"s anyway, due to malpractice insurance. It would be so much simpler to just see a midwife... but I've already had one appointment with an OB, and one worry is, what will their reaction be if I don't follow through with care with them? This sounds a little crazy I know, but can they accuse me of neglect if they think I'm not getting proper prenatal care (even though I would be, just through a midwife)?
Ok, I'm rambling, my main question is, what did YOU do-- did you see both a midwife and an OB, or did you go with just the midwife? If so, what was your plan in case you needed a hospital transfer?