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#1 of 6 Old 04-07-2011, 07:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone have any recommendations (ones that take insurance). I dont know what type of insurance my friend has. I asked for a her a while back about midwives who work in hospitals, but she has recently asked me for info on freestanding birth centers. She is still researching but is open to looking into it. this is her first pregnancy.

 

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Unfortunately, In Texas, the Insurance Companies do not cover the free-standing birth centers. I was told something about the way they are licensed.... Something stupid if you ask me, but I had to pay out of pocket for the birth center. The Birth Center was totally up front about the cost and we set up a payment plan over the course of my pregnancy so that I didn't have to worry about it.

 

 

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Edenway Birthing Center in Cleburne takes most major insurance. I believe that Gentle Beginnings in Hurst does as well. And check the Allen Birthing Center because if I remember correctly they also take insurance. It does depend on which insurance company it is and what they'll cover. A lot of insurance companies will only pay for CNMs and not CPMs, so that may factor into her decision as well.


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Birth&Womens Center on Swiss Avenue is another one that I believe takes most insurance.

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Uhh... no. All the birth centers in dfw take insurance. Several of them take medicaid. 
 

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Unfortunately, In Texas, the Insurance Companies do not cover the free-standing birth centers. I was told something about the way they are licensed.... Something stupid if you ask me, but I had to pay out of pocket for the birth center. The Birth Center was totally up front about the cost and we set up a payment plan over the course of my pregnancy so that I didn't have to worry about it.

 

 


Okay, to answer the orignal question: Check out Lovers Lane Birth Center. Dinah is awesome. We used her for our homebirth (with insurance) and love her! She's really calm and hands off. Totally trusting of women's bodies. Good luck mama!
 

 


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I also used Dinah at the Lover's Lane Birth Center and she took my insurance for everything except for the cost of the Birthing Center - Which BCBS didn't cover. That is what Dinah explained to me when my son was born in 2008 -

 

And yes Dinah is wonderful - :)

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