I just found out that SLO has a new home birth midwife. She is also a naturopathic doctor specializing in pediatrics.
I don't know if it will be possible for us yet; if she is available for my due date, and what the cost would be. I left a message and am waiting to hear back. I like the nurse midwives we've been seeing enough, and I know French is a nice hospital with a more "natural" approach.... but a home birth is something that Jerad and I really felt strongly about before even getting pregnant. So far the practice I've been going to has been good about me declining any tests I didn't want (first trimester screening, glucose tolerance test) and talking about our birth plan. BUT, its still not the same. It would be SO NICE to have our prenatal visits in our own home, and to not have to deal with the horrendous office staff. Anyways, I'm trying not to get too excited because like I said, I don't even know that its a possibility yet but at least we know there are more options for next time now!
So... crossing my fingers for some good news.