Frequently Asked Questions

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!

Consultation Options:
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.

Does The Natural BirthHouse accept Medicaid?

No. Thankfully, Medicaid moms can receive ultrasounds, lab work and physician appointments during pregnancy without incurring any charges, however our birth center fees would be charges as a cash-paying client. We do serve Medicaid families who are able to make monthly payments on their birth center fee and/or qualify for our finance option through United Medical Credit. 

Do I need to have a physician to birth with a midwife?

An initial appointment with an OBGYN and initial lab work is all that is required to transfer to The Natural BirthHouse. Many clients go on to see their OBGYN again at the 20-week anatomical ultrasound, although they can be referred elsewhere if necessary. 

Do I need to see a physician?

An initial appointment with an OBGYN to confirm your pregnancy is required before becoming a client of The Natural BirthHouse although you may register prior to the appointment

Our Medical Director and his partner, next door to our facility,   are happy to provide the initial appointment for your convenience. Alternatively, you may have this appointment perform by any OBGYN of your choosing. NOTE: The OB does not have to “sign off” or “give permission” or “back-up the midwife”. They simply need to confirm you’re pregnant. 
Our Medical Director is Dr.Damon Cudihy at Acadiana OBGYN. 337-261-5433. When you call you may let them know you’re considering a BirthHouse birth. They would be happy to serve you.

Other Services

Looking for a birth at home?

Our CajunStork accepts homebirths on a case-by-case basis. Otherwise, we have other midwives in the area to provide homebirth. Click here to be directed to the professional members of the Louisiana Midwives Association. 

Looking for a doula?

We LOVE doulas!

If you are interested in hiring a doula for your upcoming birth, we do host a free monthly Meet the Doulas night on the 2nd Monday of each month.

→ Click here to learn more about the difference between a midwife and a doula for your upcoming birth.

Looking for Placenta Encapsulation?

Many of our clients do choose to encapsulate their placenta. However, we do not have any Placenta Specialist on staff, so you will need to hire your own.

Please contact an APPA Certified Specialist. 


Looking for childbirth classes?


Acadiana is so lucky to have a variety of natural-birth classes to offer including Lamaze, Bradley, Comfort Measures and more!

If you have a class you would like to teach at The BirthHouse, we have a large classroom space available for rent. Contact us!