Some health insurance plans will reimburse for Certified Professional Midwife care. Most won’t. Please contact your insurance provider about your coverage. Out of pocket health care expenses can be written off on your taxes up to a certain amount each year. Contact a tax specialist, or look into this yourself as you consider paying for services.
Clients of Mother Earth Midwifery are charged on a sliding scale averaging $2500.00 to $3800.00 for complete care. That includes your initial consultation (no charge at the time of consultation) all prenatal visits, 24/7 access to your midwife throughout your entire childbearing year, standard lab costs, complete labor and birth services, immediate postpartum care, and 3-5 postpartum visits based on need. All care is provided in your home. We do not ask to see your tax statement or pay stubs to determine cost. If you are currently a Medicaid recipient you will be charged $2500.00 automatically. Otherwise, we ask that you determine the cost of your care in our range based on what you are able to pay over the ten month (or so) period you will be in our care. If you are able to pay the full $3800.00 and still pay your monthly basic needs, we ask that you please agree to that amount.
Three Quarters (3/4) of the full amount is due by the thirty-sixth week of pregnancy. The complete payment is due by the last postpartum visit at six weeks after you deliver. A payment of some kind is due at every visit until the full balance is paid. Some exceptions/extensions may apply. If cost is going to be a barrier for you to receive our care, or if you know you may need more time to pay in full please discuss this with us. Our mission is to see that all women who want our help can have it!
Other Home Birth Costs
- Complete birth kit: $170.00 (approximately)
- Towels, linens, and miscellaneous supplies for the birth and your recovery: $50.00-$200.00
- Nutritional Supplements and herbs for the childbearing year: $100.00- $300.00
Please keep these costs in mind as you plan your budget for your pregnancy and birth.