My awesome friend Jenica recommended a birthing center a while back, and after visiting and taking a tour 2 weeks ago, I fell in love.
Becky McInnis is awesome. She's competent and friendly and totally granola and professional all at the same time. Yesterday I had my first actual appointment and it was everything I wanted it to be.
The birthing center (Birth and Family Place) is small and comfortable. It feels much more like a bed and breakfast. There are three birthing rooms - they have a double bed in each room and a jetted tub in each of the bathrooms.
It's homey and friendly and wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone and I haven't delivered there yet.
There is one thing though - they won't take high risk pregnancies or births and they only take full-term. That means if I go early again like I did with Felix then I'll have to go to a hospital. So I'm doing my best to follow all the recommendations I can get from Becky. Wish me luck!