So last night Mike and Keira and I traveled to Milford to meet the midwives ( we actually met one of the 2) at the birth center. http://www.birthcottage.com/
They do home births as well as births at their birthing center. We toured the place and sat and interviewed one of the midwifes and her student. Its a very family friendly place. They had toys everywhere and Keira was happy to walk around and play. They had a very low c section rate ( < 2%) where the national average is 3o something % and don't do inductions. After the baby is born it is left alone to nurse and bond with mom and dad for a full hour before being weighed and measured and all that. If you have the baby at the birthing center they send you home a few hours after giving birth and then come to your house the next few days to check on things and make sure the baby is nursing well etc. Both Mike and I were very impressed. We haven't made a final decision yet but I expect we will within the next few days. We will keep you all posted!!!