1) Insurance doesn't cover HBs so it would be about $6000 out of pocket versus delivering at the hospital for practically free. That's right, there are three zeros after that six. I could do a lot with six Gs.
2) My current MWs cannot do HBs due to terms and conditions their current practice. I LOVE my MWs. My favorite one actually was a HB MW for 25 years and while she would be the one I would pick, it's not an option and that makes me sad. She reminds me of Mrs. Doubtfire, though I'm like 90% sure that she's not a cross-dressing man.
So for now it looks like I'll continue with my MW and the hospital. I'm not mad about it, but I like keeping my options open.
All thoughts triggered by MSNBC--clicky