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June 13th, 2011, 11:02 AM
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I found someone who will help! She seems pretty awesome and only lives about 40 minutes away. I talked to her on the phone but now DH said to make an appt. to meet with her.
I've never had a midwife before. Don't they usually come to your house for visits? She said that I would come to her office and that she will do a home visit. Her fees are $2500. She will require an additional U/S that insurance may cover to check the placenta.
Does this sound right to you ladies?
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June 13th, 2011, 02:32 PM
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The midwives I'm interviewing will come for a home visit closer to the birth, but all the other visits are at their office. I think that is pretty normal. The two I'm looking at charge between $1900-2500, so sounds about right to me! Congrats on finding someone
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June 15th, 2011, 01:17 AM
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Glad you found someone. My midwife has been to our house about 3 times and we go to her office the rest of the time. Can't remember the total fee, but that sounds about right.
Good luck with your homebirth
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June 15th, 2011, 08:58 PM
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Sounds about right to me. Our home visit is at 36 weeks
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June 16th, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Yup sounds right my home visit was at 36 weeks
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June 16th, 2011, 06:46 PM
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That sounds right, I'm glad you found someone! My midwife does all home visits, which is a plus, but most of the others that I talked to, didnt' do a home visit until closer to the birth.
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June 20th, 2011, 08:52 PM
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My midwives do all the visits at home, but their fees are much higher than what yours is charging (would have been $4800 if they hadn't given me a discount since I had my first visits with another provider).

Many midwives require a dating ultrasound early in the pregnancy to verify that your dates are correct for a safe term home birth. That's probably what she was talking about.
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