Help! Need info about Midwife abilities for newborn blood testing
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September 24th, 2012, 08:37 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Central CA
I have RH- blood which required a cord blood sample and a blood draw from me right after birth to see if our blood had mixed and whether I would need a rhogam shot. My midwife was able to do it all during my home birth. We had to play the juggling game with our insurance company too. They won't cover midwives at all so any labs she ordered would be denied. My family doc was totally on board with my plan for a home birth so he wrote the orders for all the blood work I would need so I could get it covered. I gave them to my midwife to keep in my chart. She dropped the samples and orders off at the hospital when she left my house after birth and that was that. I am so thankfull my doctor was willing to help with that because the labwork and rhogam would have run me around $700 out of pocket on top of paying for the birth.
Most midwives will schedule you for a consult where you get to ask questions and get to know eachother before you hire them. I would ask then how they would handle it.
Claire Ellene 2/13/12 8 lbs 6 oz 21"
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