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#1 of 15 Old 03-10-2005, 08:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi, my name is Laura, & I am so excited to have found this site!!!
I am due with our 2nd in November, & I was wondering if you all could give me some idea of what home birth midwives are charging. I am in Colorado, and I know that it probably varies throughout the country, but a general idea would be great!
Thanks so much!
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I'm in Colorado Springs.

I paid my midwife one lump sum fee of $1500, paid before 20 weeks. If I had waited until after 20 weeks, I would have paid her $1800. If I paid her after 32 weeks I would have paid $2000. If she were charging my insurance I think her bill would have been closer to $3000 (being paid after the fact negates payment plans).
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Hi Laura
I'm in Superior outside of Boulder. We're paying $2,500 for our hb. That was quite shocking especially after paying $1,500 just seven years ago for my 1st. However, my mw is actually cheaper than others here and I know it's what this market will bear. MWs in Denver and rural areas are definitely cheaper than the People's Republic. HTH.

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Somebody posted a similar question maybe a month ago, and it was all over the map from $1500 - $5000. Depending on the state etc...
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I'm paying $2300 total. That price includes the fee because I live a little over an hour away, the fee for the assistant, and the birth kit.

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Thanks everyone! I appreciate the info! If anyone has suggestions on finding/searching for a midwife, that would be great.
Again, if these questions have been recently posted I appologize. I haven't had a chance to look back at many of the other posts yet
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Well, in Colorado you can start by looking for licensed DEMs here:
http://www.dora.state.co.us/pls/real...orm?p_board=53

Find a midwife on MANA can be useful:
http://mana.org/memberlist.html

The Colorado Midwives Association:
http://www.coloradomidwives.org/
(although only members who pay for advertising on their site are listed under "find a midwife" so it's a really limited list)

You might find something helpful on the Find Your Tribe board here on MDC:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...splay.php?f=89

Are you Denver-metro? Boulder area? Springs area? Western Slope? Southern CO?
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what great references! I am about 15 minutes northwest od Denver, so I could probably use someone out of Boulder as well.
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My midwife did say she was willing to barter. I don't cook though. LOL So I paid $1950.
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our mw (cnm) charges $2350 total. birth tub rental is an extra $200. we're in virgina beach. we paid anywhere from $250-500 at each appt., and the last one just paid a load with tax retun money, lol.

hopefully after the birth, and we file with insurance, we'll get about $1200 back.

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Mama to Kayleigh (6), Ethan (4), Norah (1), & Charlotte coming 11.09
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If you're between Denver and Boulder, I would use a mw in Denver - they are cheaper!

Me : living with and loving papa and the kids: Dd1 8/97 , dd2 8/04 and my sweet baby ds 5/09 : :
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We are in California and our $4200 included the birth, 3 months of pre-natal exams (we decided at 6mos. to have a home/water birth) and 3 pp/well baby visits. We had a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO at the time and have submitted a claim. We expect to receive $1500 or so back from them.
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I'm in Houston, TX and rates around here seem to go from $2000 to $4500+

Ours was $2400 and our insurance paid us back 100%

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