Question for moms who used an midwife and/or had their baby at home
If I have a home birth, what happens afterwards? How does SS and Birth certificate stuff work?
My currant doctor is my gynecologist, so if I decide I want have my baby at home with a midwife, how do I explain that to my doctor later? Or for my follow up care? My mom thinks I should talk to the midwife and still continue dual care for a while, what do I tell my doctor after I've had the baby? I can't tell her "hospitals are for sick people, me and my baby are healthy, so I'm having her at home" and I can't tell her "I was waiting til my contractions were closer before going to the hospital and I waited too long and had the baby at home."
I have a list of questions to ask the midwives in my area, but I feel like I've forgotten some, can you give me some thatiI may have forgotten or that you just recommend?
Is there anything that you wish someone had told you about using a midwife at home or going to a midwife owned birthing center?
I can't find answers to my questions online, so people with experience are the only way I'm going to get answers. Having my baby with a midwife, either at home or at a midwife owned birthing center is what I believe is best, but I'm having issues with the logistics of it all.