Anyone in the DC-MD-VA area looking into a midwife or birthing center? First time mom here... Definitely not looking for the hippie/crunchy/granola feeling that I think a lot of people (myself included) perceive a midwife birthing experience to be, just looking for the most options and willingness to stick to what I'd like to see as a progression of best to worse case scenario during labor and birth. I'm well aware that anything can happen and having everything go exactly according to plan is unlikely, however I want as much say in the experience possible, a level of say that one simply doesn't see in many hospital environments. So ladies, recommendations?
Also, I'd love to consider a home birth, however I don't think MD Medicaid covers it. But I know they do cover Birthing Center births. Any thoughts on making a home birth affordable?