I was wondering if anyone's delivered at Tuality before?
I'm trying to work out if paying out of pocket (I don't think my insurance covers midwives) for a midwife would be about the same as delivering at Tuality.
Has anyone delivered there before that can give me a rough break down of the hospital/ob costs?
I would recommend calling the hospital directly and asking for a breakdown of the costs. Make sure to ask about costs for both mom and baby, since once the baby is born, they charge you for them as another patient.
Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
14yo ds 11yo dd 9yo ds and 7yo ds and 2yo ds
I had my son at Tuality. Not sure about costs, as it was covered by insurance. I CAN tell you though, if you are at all interested in a natural birth, it is not the place! They do not have any alternatives to delivering in a lithotomy position.
Hmm, sorry this doesn't answer your question...
cancer-beating wife to DH since 7/4/09, mother to DS 5/1/11 + DD 8/21/2013
Don't know about costs either, but I took thier tour last year and the guide-lady basically said their low CS rate is "due to a large hispanic population". And that they have the highest number of calls into CPS of any hospital in the area. then asked a nurse about cervical checking and was told not to worry they start those at 35 weeks and I'd be used to it by the time I was in labor. Yikes. I would go anywhere else, pretty much.
My insurance does not cover midwives, but, it does cover about half of the costs after a certain dollar amount. So the $3600 Andaluz fee ended up being around $2100 (paid early, etc), and since we used an FSA card it ends up being around $1700 after taxes, or $150 ish a month. We ened up deciding it was a fair trade for my future health, and had DD#2 just recently. So glad we skipped the OB practice: I was 4 cm for a whole week, wouldn't have made it to a normal birth Friday if I'd been with an OB since technically 3 cm is "in labor." anyway, just adding my 2 cents....
Slightly crunchy mama of three, one cs, one ubac, one vbac. Planning a vbac in October. Bookworms anonymous member.