Midwife questions

Have any of you had a midwife what were your experiences ? Did you like one or do you wish you could have one ? I am currently in SoCal and have been thinking of having a midwife personally just knowing the person who will be by my side and knowing they will do the best for my baby and I is a huge bonus since I am so nervous and really need someone that will listen to me but also do what’s best and sadly I have had no luck with doctors in the past with just normal things. But also how much do they run ? Thanks ❤️