If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.
I loved the Farm! I switched to there at the very end of my pregnancy because my son was breech and my birth center couldn't attend the birth. We visited for the first time only three days before I went into labor, but I still felt comfortable there. This time around we're going for a homebirth at our own home rather than driving to the Farm, but I still recommend it highly.
Here's the birth story:
"This is the sickest species the world has ever known."
Dr.John Bergman, speaking about the human species.
I just can't say enough good things about the gentleness, the openness, the caring that is palpable there. I can't speak about the other midwives but the number I have for Pam is *her* number. When I call someone always answers--I've had several great conversations with Pam's husband. She is always quick to call me back.
It is definitely the right place for me to be cared for.
If you have any more specific questions please feel free to PM me...
After $3500 for my June 2009 birth and 8 months of insurance company battle we are getting $2600 reimbursed from BCBS of Alabama... and midwives aren't even covered through our plan!
Pamela just submitted a itemized bill to the insurance company, most everything a midwife charges for is something the insurance company would cover at a hospital... After 8 months of resending the claim (because each time they mysteriously didn't receive it) we got notice that the claim actually was sent through the system and that a portion will be paid. Woot!
It's shady how the insurance agents kept telling us how the claim wouldn't be covered because of the midwife when we called to check the status, like they were trying to give us an "unoffical no" so we'd stop trying to submit the claim.
When the claim actually made it in to the system portions were paid, like the should be. Birth is birth and insurance sould cover it.
Don't give up hope over a possible insurance battle. If it's midwife birth you want you can always pay out of pocket and fight for reimbursement later. We did and are so glad.
I am having my 2nd baby there THIS month and live streaming the birth video for all to see. It is simply amazing there and I am so excited!
Hi, I am really considering birth on The Farm, because it seems wonderful but I have BCBS Georgia and they said they only cover OB's. So you just pushed the claim through and the finally covered some of it? That's good to know!