What if I change my mind about where I want to give birth during my pregnancy?

You can always explore other options if you have concerns and have not been able to resolve them through open and respectful communication with the birth setting you originally selected. Even if it is late in your pregnancy, you can switch to a different birth setting (and/or care provider) if:

  • You have enough time to explore options and find a situation you believe will work better for you.
  • The new care provider or setting has no policies that prevent you from making this change at that time in your pregnancy. (For greatest flexibility, don’t delay exploring other options if you have concerns about your current birth setting and/or care provider.)
  • Your insurance will cover the new arrangements or you are willing and able to pay out of pocket.

You may have to change your care provider and/or birth setting to get what you want.