Re: It's SO much money...
I know it's so hard to pay that chunk of money, but it'll be worth it in the long run. I've paid my midwife a total of $7000 in the last 3 years (and that's not including any money I've paid for birth supplies, tests, ultrasounds, etc. Just her fees) and thinking about it that way stings! BUT money comes and goes, you can always make more. You won't be able to get back your experiences though and if you feel more comfortable birthing a certain way then that is something that you will remember forever.