How do I become a client?
The first step is to schedule a consultation with our midwife which can be coordinated at ANY time in your pregnancy, including very early or very late! After the consultation you will receive registration documents and you can register at anytime. Once you register, our team will reach out to schedule your Initial Visit so you can become a BirthHouse Mama!
A) No charge for phone consultations and these can often be scheduled at your convenience
B) If an in-person consultation is preferred, there is a $50 fee (this fee would later be applied toward your total if you become a client)
Why do I need a consultation?
At the consultation, our midwives can help you determine if you are a candidate for midwifery care. You will also be able to receive a tour of the birth center, privately ask any questions you might have, and also have an opportunity to discuss your personal financial obligations based on your insurance coverage.
Am I a candidate for midwifery care?
A birth center is a place for low-risk deliveries. Midwives do not practice complicated obstetrics. A client’s risk factors will be evaluated by the midwife throughout the pregnancy. Should risk factors change, the client will be given a physician consultation or may be transferred from care. The following is a list of medical conditions which would not qualify for midwifery care.
- VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section)
- Epileptics currently on medication
- Type I or II diabetics
- current addiction to narcotics
- Confirmed HIV infection
- Hepatitis B or C
- Twins or other multiple pregnancy
- Any pregnancy that will require a c-section for safe delivery of the baby
Does The Natural BirthHouse take insurance?
Yes, we accept almost all insurance plans with maternity coverage! We also accept health sharing companies such as Medishare, Solidarity, and Samaritan Ministries.
Note: We will be covered out-of-network. With our extremely low fees, most clients pay equivalent or often even less out-of-network with us in comparison to a much pricier in-network hospital birth. Contact us if you would like to determine your potential financial responsibility using your insurance. We would be happy to help!