Let me start this out by saying I am NOT pregnant. But I will admit that I've been thinking about it a lot.
My birth with Joaquin went fairly well, especially considering it was a hospital birth. I used the Hypnobabies technique and had a doula, both which allowed for me to have an unmedicated complication free vaginal birth. However, I can't help but feel like it could have gone a lot better. I still felt like I had to be on guard to make sure they didn't stick me with something or decide I had a complication. I felt the pressure to perform because if I didn't, I knew drugs and possibly a c-section was on the way!!! So, the next time around I don't want a hospital birth. But I really have no idea how to make that happen with my insurance plan. I have all this coverage, but it seems that all the coverage is only through a hospital. I would love to give birth in a birthing center or maybe even possibly at home with a midwife.
I feel like before we can even think about getting pregnant, I should get this squared away so I can have the same level of care throughout the pregnancy. But how? Who do I call? It's like, what came first, the chicken or the egg? Who do I call first? My insurance company or a possible health care provider? I wish there was someone I could just call with my question and they would do all the digging, like an insurance advocate or something. Or is that supposed to be an HR person? With a district this big, I have no idea who or what that person is. Any advice out there?