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<p>Has anyone been able to get their health insurance co to cover doula services?</p>
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<p>If so, please share who your provider is and if you had to jump through any hoops.</p>
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<p>Thanks in advance!!</p>
 

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<p>I take it the lack of replies means a resounding "no"? <span><img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/confused.gif"></span></p>
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<p><span>I actually just spoke to someone at United Healthcare who informed me that birth doulas <strong><em>are</em></strong> covered under my plan.</span> I told him that I knew that it wasn't a service that was typically covered by insurance companies...was he <strong><em>sure</em></strong>? He said it would fall under prenatal care or something so, yes, they would cover a doula. He sounded pretty sure of it. Let's hope Ed at United knew what he was talking about.</p>
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<p>Guess I'm going to move forward with hiring the pricey but awesome doula(s) I was hoping to go with!</p>
 

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<p>Interesting. I have United Healthcare so I am going to check into this as well. FWIW they did reimburse me for my last home birth. It was a tricky situation because I had to add my CNM as an "in-network" provider since there weren't any available in the area. We paid her up front and then submitted her bill later and they sent a check. They should've! I saved them at least $3000 by having that baby at home! All that being said UH seems like maybe they are somewhat open to "alternative" health care i.e. a doula. They've paid for a chiropractor for my son and I know I've seen accupuncture as well.</p>
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<p>Are you going to try to get something in writing from them?</p>
 
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