To make a long story short my husband and I relocated from Chicagoland to West Des Moines, IA just three weeks ago. Currently I am using a midwife practice through one of the hospitals in the area.
I am 30 weeks pregnant and really want a homebirth. There are no birthing centers in the area and I am not having any luck finding a midwife that will even return my phone calls or respond to my e-mails. I am beginning to think that maybe it is just too late in the game to switch and go for a homebirth.
I'm not sure what else to do at this point. Has anyone ever switched so late? When I first started out with this pregnancy I was with an RE, moved onto an OB and with the move to Iowa I switched to the midwife practice that is affiliated with the hospital (whom I've seen once so far). I don't have any issues with the midwives that we are currently with I just really wanted to birth at home.
Any suggestions or from experience do you think its time to throw in the towel and start rationalizing having a hospital birth?