EHR - We will need to get your email address, date of birth and due date to send you a email with a link to connect to our ClientCare EHR. Please take a few minutes to fill your information prior to your first appointment.
Depending on you previous experience with childbirth and homebirth, and the information that was discussed during the consult, the initial prenatal visit can easily take about an hour to an hour and a half. During this visit, we will review and sign some forms and consents, review your information in ClientCare, and perform a physical exam. Blood work and other tests may be done if indicated. And of course, we will listen to baby’s heart rate.
Each prenatal visit is focused on assessing how you are doing during the pregnancy but also to prepare you for a homebirth. We talk about healthy nutrition and supplements, exercises and family adjustments.
NOB labs - During your first appointment, we will draw some blood unless this was recently done by another provider. We draw the blood in the office as a convenience to our client but send the specimens out to lab company. Ultrasounds are also referred out. Financial information
Because of the nature of homebirth, when you establish care with a homebirth midwife, you are buying your “spot” instead of “billing for services”. We ask that you pay a deposit toward the global fee (fees for mom) at each visit and the remaining balance is due at 36 weeks. Charges for baby and other items/services will be billed after you deliver.
Benefits - do work with most health insurances and health share plans as an out-of-networker provider. Some insurance plans will give us a waiver to process some of the charges at the in-network level.
Claim submission — after you deliver, we will submit the claims to your insurance. After the insurance payment is received, any outstanding balance is the client’s responsibility.