What did you pay for a midwife to attend your birth? - Page 2 - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: What did you pay for a midwife to attend your birth?
under $500 1 1.00%
$501 to $1000 10 10.00%
$1001 to $1500 15 15.00%
$1501 to $2000 19 19.00%
$2001 and higher 32 32.00%
nothing, insurance paid it 23 23.00%
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#31 of 31 Old 08-24-2003, 12:45 AM
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For my first homebirth (1999) I paid about $800 for pre-natals, birth, and post-partum checks. I provided the birth kit and paid for the lab tests ($70). I think the birthing pool was an extra $60. I didn't have materinity insurance so it saved me a bundle having the baby at home.

My second homebirth, this past April, was with the same midwife but she now charges $1200. I have insurance but they refuse to cover homebirths. They at least paid for the lab tests and ultrasound. I paid about $100 extra for a package deal that included a birth kit and birthing tub (which I didn't get to use because my labor was too fast )

All of my appointments except for the first post-partum check are at the midwife's office.

I'm surprised how affordable midwifery is here in Utah. I was very happy to pay what I did and felt like maybe I should even have offered to pay a little bit more.

Cindy, mom to Lilly (4/97), Sophie (3/99), and Henry (4/03)

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