ETA: I am on medicaid so I'll have to reapply down there of course. But that probably makes a difference.
Bri helpmeet to Chaise mama to K(2/07) M(3/09) & A(2/11)
I assume that when you get to Oregon you will be on Oregon Health Plan (Oregon's Medicaid). Depending on what part of the state you will be moving to, and unless it has changed in the last few months, it is my understanding that homebirth services are not covered under OHP unless you apply in your last trimester, or unless you move to an area that only issues open cards (these areas are scarce, most areas you will be assigned to a practice or made to choose from a list). I'm pretty sure that you can choose a nurse midwife under OHP in many parts of the state, but they only do hospital births.
Of course, contact OHP when you get here, and see what your options are. You might be moving to an open card area, or you might be seeking care in your third trimester. If you're close to being third trimester, PLEASE WAIT to apply for OHP until you have passed that mark (I believe once you're past 29 weeks, it's considered third trimester, in which case you would be issued an open card). But depending on where you move, and how far along you are, you might end up having to see a medical team until you get to term, and then pay a midwife out of pocket for the homebirth.
Not to scare the bejesus out of you. Oregon just makes you jump through some hoops if you're on Medicaid and want to pursue an out of hospital option. Good luck tho!
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In my experience with any insurance company, I have always paid a deductible for myself and the baby for each calendar year.
I love Edward and we love our Libby (8/07) and 'Nana' (05/09 ) and Eowyn (11/11) We are having a blast and .
I think Alma midwifery takes OHP also and I have several friends that had their babies with them and loved it.
Also know several people who went with Natural Childbirth and Family Clinic. They have naturopath midwives. I had my ultrasounds with them, but am a bit weirded out with men attending my birth (other then my husband) and one of their midwives is a man.
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Good luck to you!
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