Alta Bates vs. Kaiser vs. midwife for VBAC/high-risk pregnancy?
I'm taking a job with a new employer, and they offer either Kaiser, or a PPO or HMO plan with another insurance company. I'm trying to decide between them, and the main consideration is whether it would be better to see the perinatal doctors at Kaiser Oakland, or the doctors at East Bay Perinatal Medical Associates (now called UCSF Benioff Children's Physicians) and deliver at Alta Bates. Honestly, I'd prefer a provider who would be willing to consider a VBAC, and even see if I could deliver at a birth center with a midwife (the non-Kaiser insurance plan may cover that), but not sure given my preeclampsia from my previous pregnancy and my age (36) that any birth center with midwives would accept me. The Farm in Tennessee would be ideal, but I unfortunately don't have the money to go there. Would there be a similar place here in the Bay? And any recommendation on Alta Bates vs. Kaiser?