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February 13th, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Hi ladies

My name's Jenn and I just found out this morning that we are expecting number four! My husband and I would really, really love to have our homebirth this time as this is our last child and its something important to us. However, our insurance won't cover any of it at all so it would be all out of pocket. I'm sure it varies from midwife to midwife but how likely is it to be charged on a sliding scale based on income? I plan to contact a few midwives in the coming days but thought I'd ask here to see if its even a possibility because we cannot afford thousands of dollars for a home birth out of pocket. Thanks!
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February 13th, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Congrats on your pregnancy!
Not sure about a sliding scale. The midwife I used charges $1500 for the whole thing. I had to buy a birth kit which was about $50.
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February 13th, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Well that I can do! I just hope the ones here in NJ are as affordable.
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February 14th, 2012, 05:56 AM
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Ive never heard of a sliding scale but i do know that most midwifes are happy to work out some sort of payment plan with you
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February 14th, 2012, 09:46 AM
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I think it depends on the midwife. I have seen a few in my area who advertise discounts, bartering ect. We are interviewing a midwife on the 20th who charges $1500 and will probably want us to order a birth kit which are usually 50ish dollars. We plan to call our insurance company at some point and see if they'll reimburse us for any of the cost.
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February 14th, 2012, 01:08 PM
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This post totally made my day!! Congratulations!

Here in Dallas midwives charge anywhere from $2-4k depending on the area. Many will find a way to make it work financially if their fee isn't possible by either extending payments past the birth or offering a discount.
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February 14th, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Thanks Alison!

I hope we're able to find a midwife willing to work with us. I have a few I need to call.

I hope your little guy doesn't make you wait too much longer to meet him!
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February 14th, 2012, 08:02 PM
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I'm new to all of this as well, but the two midwives I've spoken to that do homebirths charged $2,800-$3,000. Insurance coverage is something we're concerned about as well. Unfortunately in our state, I do not believe insurance will cover the cost of a homebirth either. It's something to consider, however on the other hand, we would be paying our deductible for both myself and the baby if we had a hospital birth. So it may be a bit more than said deductible, but the difference in the payments is what I'm trying to get DH to focus on, not the overall out-of-pocket costs.

I have spoken to a few dulas that have a sliding scale as far as payment is concerned. Perhaps that may be something you would like to look into if you are not able to make a home birth work for you financially.

Good luck and congratulations on your pregnancy!!!!
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February 14th, 2012, 09:50 PM
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I paid $2,700 out of pocket for the entire prenatal care, birth and postpartum care.

Most MWs I know do not work on a sliding scale, but they do have payment plans and other deals for moms who can't afford a homebirth all at once or after a certain amount.
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