Just found out we are barely pregnant! DD will be 4.5 years old; a little later than we had hoped, but deployments mess with your timing, right? DH had looked into a local fantastic birthing center when he enrolled us for Tricare Prime Remote and thought it was covered, but last week he said we're not. Ugh. I don't mind paying out-of-pocket for a doula, but if he's right (haven't looked into it myself), I think it's so ridiculous that Tricare will pay thousands to an MTF or hospital, but not for a much less expensive birthing center with no interventions! I need to buckle down and see if there are any workarounds or maybe if there is a birth center with a hospital affiliation. I think Tricare likes that as they see it as lower risk. Whee!