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Old 07-20-2011, 12:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello, 

New here but I'm in Fruitport, MI and looking for a doctor that will do VBA2C or a low cost midwife.

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I do not know of a doctor off hand, but I have a friend who is studying to be a doula and may know more options in the area.  We are in Grand Rapids, so not that far!! 

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Welcome! I'm flower's friend. I'm not sure what midwives you've looked at in the area. There are a several good ones. You may get one of them to help you with a sliding scale or possibly help you negotiate with your insurance. I know Yolanda from Birthsong can give you some pointers there. My favorite hospital group is http://www.obgyninfert.com/. The midwives are fabulous, and if you did risk out there are three O.B.s in the practice as well.


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Old 07-20-2011, 03:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Insurance would be Medicaid or out of pocket.

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Old 07-21-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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The midwives at http://www.obgyninfert.com/ see all their Medicaid clients unless you risk out. I'm not sure about what Michigan's Medicaid covers as far as CPMs or CNMs in a homebirth setting.


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Old 07-21-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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I just looked it up, and I guess some CNMs can except Medicaid. I seem to remember a CNM home midwife in Muskegon when I was looking for myself that was willing to work with insurance companies. I don't know if she excepts Medicaid or not. As you call around though. I would ask if they offer a sliding scale. It's hard to work in birth. The cost of supplies and training is higher than what people are able to pay here in Michigan.


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Does anyone have any experience with the maternal-fetal medicine associates in GR?

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