I am due for my first prenatal appointment there next week, and I am wondering if anyone has had any experience with them. I am totally thrilled with their natural model of care, but I am worried about a potential transfer.
I took their orientation class with my husband, and it seemed like their transfer rate was rather high. 12% of first time moms transfer in labor, or shortly after, but that excludes additional transfers that happen prior to term, or before the moms are admitted to the birthing center, so their actual transfer rate is more like 30%+. They have certain doctors that they work with, and I am worried about the OB I would transfer to would be out of network for me (Cigna). I am also worried about going into labor, and there not being enough rooms. They even said during orientation, that they have had people birth in the hallways/ waiting room. Doesn't sound too comfortable. I am just so conflicted. I want a natural birth, but I keep wondering about "what if?"