So this is exciting, though not an option for me this go-around (no VBACS yet). There's finally a free-standing birth center opening in Richmond, in March 2011. I met one of the two Obs at the Franklin Goose event I photographed; above is Dr. Carpenter. She & Dr. Diaz are figuring out their midwife staff right now & are looking for patients! It's called Complete Care Birthing Center, & there is an open house next Saturday, February 19 from 12noon-3pm. 7109 Jahnke Rd, R, VA 23225 (located in the medical office building by Chippenham Hospital). Just in case any of you wanted to look into it; I know sometimes it's too much to prepare your house for a homebirth with all the littles running around.