1. Do you take insurance?

HMO's will not pay for homebirth midwifery services. If you have a PPO, they will usually pay for our services - we are considered an "out of network provider". If you want to know what your insurance is likely to cover, simply call your insurance company and ask them these two questions:

  • I am seeing an out of network provider, what is my coverage?
  • Are there any exclusions?

2. Do you give a discount if you don't have insurance?

We can't give discounts just for paying in cash (that's illegal) - but we do have a HUGE discount if the fees are paid before the birth!! Other discounts may also be available (if you have AHCCCS, or if you hire a student midwife for the majority of your care, for example.) We can discuss this at the initial interview.

3. What is included in your global fee?

All of our care - all prenatals, the home visit, the labor and delivery, the postpartum care, the newborn care - is included in the global fee. What is NOT included in the fee are any labs/tests performed, ultrasound, the birth kit (which runs about $40), any herbs/supplements, and any possible physician consultations.

4. Do you have "office hours"? And what if I need a midwife on an evening or weekend?

We do in-office prenatal and postpartum appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - and the 36-week home visit is always on a Wednesday. For questions and concerns that come up with our clients, we are available for you to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We ask that you keep all non-emergency questions for daytime hours (8am-8pm) - but if you are having a concern or need us for anything, we are ALWAYS available by phone!

What if I have other questions?

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We'd love to hear from you.