We just found out last week that I'm pregnant! I've been looking at Mountain Midwifery since I discovered somewhat by accident last year, and have wanted to go there. I have Kaiser insurance, but a POS "added choice" plan, which I *thought* would let me go to MMC without problems. Apparently not - they won't cover midwives, period. Jerks. But, I'm considering it anyway. Anyone who has any comparisons?
On a related note, what's a normal hospital stay after giving birth? I think for Kaiser the copay for birth is something like $1000/day, but not sure if there's a separate charge for baby. I'm trying to figure out what kind of costs I might be dealing with, even if I do go with Kaiser and a hospital - which I REALLY don't want to do!
Any good hospital experiences out there, west denver area?
Doula - worth the cost?
Kaiser Lakewood - OB recommendation? Preferably one open to midwives!
I live in Golden, due in November, first pregnancy!