Originally Posted by Garrett Smith
$$-wise, here in Tucson a midwife homebirth is 1/2 the cost of the birthing center, just FYI. $2.5k versus $5k.
Once my book and/or script sells and I can move into a house or an apartment building with thicker walls, I'll be all about the birthing at home thing. Until then though, I've not much interest in the neighbors able to hear me or me being subject to Wheel of Fortune during mine and baby's bonding time... Then again beeping monitors and pages probably aren't much better.
I only made this hospital compromise for the sake of not fighting for 8 or 9 straight months with hubby. 2nd kid and onward- it's all what I want exclusively!