Midwives treat pregnancy and birth (and you) as healthy and natural expressions of life - not as diseases, the way western medicine does. Have a wonderful birth experience for you and your baby. If you don't want a home birth, there are birth centers where you can have a comfortable birth, where midwives have admitting privileges to a hospital and doctor support in case of an unforeseen emergency. The cost is less than a hospital birth. Obamacare will probably make you pay anyway - and if not, the premiums will probably cost more than a birth center birth, which includes prenatal visits.
When you're ready, here are two amazing birth books:
Birth Reborn, by Michel Odent (or other books by him): http://www.amazon.com/Birth-Reborn-What-Childbirth-Should/dp...
Mind over Labor: http://www.amazon.com/Mind-over-Labor-Breakthrough-Handbooks...
God bless you and your growing family! Enjoy!!
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