Some great ideas in this article. Below is an excerpt that I think puts this event in perspective. Ladies so much care into planning their wedding day, but act like a child’s birth is just happening to them and it’s beyond them to actually craft it into a sacred homecoming. Of course, you can get hitched at the courthouse, like you can give birth at a hospital, but something a bit more custom crafted for our individual personalities is a good thing.
“According to the “American Weddings” study conducted by The Fairchild Bridal Group in 2005, it was $26,327with an average planning time of 1 year. So much goes into planning this one very special wedding day, but when we become pregnant, all of a sudden we are okay with paying our $15.00 co-pay and take what we are handed at the hospital without question. Many do not even spend time choosing their doctors, opting to go with their old stand by GYN, or pick randomly from an insurance provider list to save money.”
I would add to the article that if you make less than 24,000 a year, your homebirth would be covered 100% by the state of Florida medicaid program.
Read article in full here: Creatively Financing Your Home Birth « Central Florida Green Guide.