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#1 of 5 Old 05-17-2010, 11:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Ack! I'm pregant again! Of course we are thrilled, and now that I'm not in my 1st trimester anymore I'm feeling MUCH better! My first was born at North Memorial (which suprizingly was an amazing natural birth!!!) My second (becuase we moved) was at St. Joes. It was an okay birth, it was in the water it was peaceful, I just think my m/w was a little too hands on, plus we brought my 2 year old son who was less then thrilled to be there and pretty much screamed bloody murder while I was birthing (could even here him down the other side of the hospital!) and it was just okay. With this baby my husband especially wants a hb so he can eat and pee freely plus we both think it will be easier for our other children (esp. since our second will not even be 2 when this baby is born) it just makes sense! But since wee weren't exactly trying for this baby we are a little un-prepared to pay for $4000 that a lot of the m/w seem to be charging. We are going to use our flex care account and if insurance pays NOTHING we have to be prepaired to pay $400 a month for a while

Does anyone know of a cheaper m/w or one that accepts less than what she normally charges, and also be qualified or reccommended?

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My midwife charges $4000, but I think she will accept less if you really need it. She also is willing to accept just about any payment plan. We won't finish paying off her charges until several months after my baby is born, and she is fine with that. If you find a midwife you connect with, ask them what options are available to you. I think you'll find that many of them want to make things easy on you and will work with you.
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Try Sarah Biermeier... her website is www.geneabirth.com and she is a wonderful midwife. 651 552 6795 sarah@geneabirth.com
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Try Sarah Biermeier... her website is www.geneabirth.com and she is a wonderful midwife. 651 552 6795 sarah@geneabirth.com
Wow I didnt even realize that she's taking birth yet, that's really cool, because I wanted her to be my doula when she's was pg witht the twins (obviosuly I didn't know she was pg with twins!) I wonder if it's because she's just starting out that maybe she more affordable?

I do feel bad asking for cheaper m/w because this is obviously their professions, it's just $4000, can be a lot to some people

Thanks for the advice people, I've now got some m/w lined up for interviews!


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I know that this is an old thread, but I did want to say that the range for a midwife in the Twin Cities is about 3000-4000 dollars depending on experience. I charge within that range. I see this come up a lot and wanted to address it. Thanks! 


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