Re: Help! Completely changing plans for birth?
My birth center is about 1.5 hours away, versus like 2 minutes for one hospital and 10 for another. The MW's have had quite a few women from my town deliver there, so they said they will recommend that I come in sooner than they would for a local woman.
I wasn't really keen on a homebirth, either. It was an option, but it wasn't something I felt strongly about either way. I've known for a long time that I don't want to deliver in a hospital, though. The birth center was an ideal choice for me. So if you still have doubts, explore all your options. You still have time!
If you find some places you like, don't be afraid to ask for referrals from previous patients so you can talk to them and get a good idea of the pros AND the cons. Everyone I've talked to has been more than happy to discuss their experience. My MW had plenty of references available to give me. I'd be nervous if a provider couldn't give me referrals.