I went to the health department today to obtain proof of pregnancy. It means I’m qualified for Medicaid, for one, which I hope not to need much since we’re planning another homebirth. But it will cover any tests/labwork for me. It also makes it a lot easier to get a birth certificate in the event of an unassisted birth, which we’ve had a couple times in the past. (This time we’ll have a midwife though, same one for Quiney and Perry.)
The health department was actually not unpleasant. They tend to be on your side there, and want you to succeed, unlike the employees of some other government services. The food stamp people can be just awful, for instance. I talked to three different people today and each of them was competent, kind, and friendly. A real plus. Way to go, Logan County.