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Old 09-16-2010, 09:06 AM   #101
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:35 PM   #102
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Ours is charging $1500 plus gas money for appointments. She delivers in NE but lives in SD. PM me if you are in North East NE and want her info.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:00 AM   #103
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We paid $2300 just a few months ago. Prenatals, home visit, birth w/ a doula assisting, and postpartum visits were all covered; we got a slight break in price for paying in full by 36 weeks. Birthing supplies and labs were not included. Our midwife did have a refund policy in the event that a medical condition rendered me no longer a candidate for home birth (ie high blood pressure). If I'd needed to get transferred to a hospital during labor, she would have been present every step of the way and the normal fees would still have applied.

I really debated about the money in the beginning -- our insurance would have covered 100% of a hospital birth, but not a penny for home birth. We aren't rich people and $2300 buys a lot of baby supplies! However, looking back I am SO, SO glad we decided to trust our instincts and go with the midwife. The level of care was incomparable.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:59 PM   #104
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$2,300 and worth every penny
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:53 PM   #105
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$4000 in Nor Cal and that includes everything...even the birthing tub and baby's newborn screening and lactation consultations afterward.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:06 AM   #106
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Ds1: $2500 (reimbursed $500 because I didn't get the homebirth) -- NC
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:14 AM   #107
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Last time, the MW's cost was $5K. We were prepared to pay out of pocket and had the money, but we were unexpectedly approved for medicaid and they covered the whole bill.

This time, the MW charges $3800. Our insurance may or may not cover all of that. We paid up front cash and we should be getting reimbursed some or most of it after the birth when she files the claim with our insurance company. Since we paid the fee up front, she reduced her amount to $3200. I'm not sure how much of that we will see back... we have to wait to see what insurance will do.

Both times, the amount covered all prenatals, labor and delivery, clean up afterwards, and BFing help, plus 6 wk PP visit.
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Wow, this is a field to be in. Get to see cute babies born and help others and get paid.
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Wow, this is a field to be in. Get to see cute babies born and help others and get paid.
This is true, and I've always had an interest in midwifery. However, there is another side to it.

You are on call 24/7; you have to drive who-knows-where at who-knows-what-time; you have to deal with emergency situations at times; you will have the few births that do not have a happy ending; you might not get much sleep for three days, when all the babies decide to be born at once; etc. etc. etc.

Also, midwives have a lot of expense themselves; they are not rolling in the money!

All that to say though, I dream about being a midwife someday, after my children are older. I just love the whole aspect of it all! And forget the money part, I would just love to do it, and who cares if I get paid!
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Around $1200 in NW Indiana 6 years ago. Now there is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in our area, not sure of her exact cost but her care is excellent and she does offer a sliding scale!
Who did you go with? That's my area
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