FAQ about birth, prenatal care and postpartum care
How much does it cost?
I have of course found that the majority of people have no idea of the cost of midwifery care or the amazing bargain they are getting when they choose this one-on-one, tailored to your individual needs, collaborative care. My base package price is $4000 and I do offer a discount for early pay or handling your own insurance billing.
What is included in your basic package price with Wildflower Midwifery?
The price includes up to 15 regular prenatal visits, use of an inflatable birth tub, labor, birth and immediate postpartum care for mom and baby, birth assistant fee, and up to 4 postpartum visits. Home visits are scheduled for 36 weeks and the first two postpartum visits are in your home. Due to a generous grant from Little Hearts I offer free congenital heart disease screening for babies born with Wildflower Midwifery. Following the birth there is a complete examination of the newborn and commemorative foot prints completed. I also file your birth certificate information and social security card request. I serve clients in Minnesota for a birth within 100 miles of my home in Zimmerman.
Can I get ALL my visits in my home with Wildflower Midwifery?
Yes! I still offer all in-home visits for those living within 50 miles of Zimmerman. There is an additional fee of $200 for 1-25 miles from Zimmerman and $400 for 26-50 miles. (special pricing on home visits for repeat clients within 50 miles)
What is not included in the package price with Wildflower Midwifery?
The price does not include laboratory testing, any referred services (such as ultrasound or care by other providers including a hospital transfer if necessary), home birth kit (about $50), disposable pool liner, additional fees for twins,childbirth classes, infant hearing screen and metabolic testing and any medications administered to baby. Placenta encapsulation is not included but is an available service provided under separate contract at a lower rate for Wildflower birth clients.
What happens next?
If you are interested in a home birth and want to meet with me, please send me a message through my contact page or give me a call. We can chat and discuss a meeting time and place for a no obligation interview. Interviews usually last from one to one and a half hours and are available in day or evening hours. If we decide to work together I will ask you to sign a contract and provide a $500 deposit. I take a small number of clients due each month and your deposit ensures you a place.
What is a first appointment like?
At your first appointment we will go over your health history including any previous pregnancy and delivery. We will discuss your current pregnancy symptoms and how it has been going to this point. We will complete any remaining paperwork and I will do a keep-your-clothes-on mini physical. If you are 10 weeks or more we can listen to baby with the doppler. If you choose to use the fetascope only, we can hear baby after 20 weeks. I will also do your initial blood draw for the OB panel which includes blood type, rubella status, HIV, Hep B & C, Syphilis, CBC,and antibody status. We will discuss nutrition and exercise and I will answer any questions you have. The first appointment usually lasts about one to one and a half hours.
Currently accepting clients with due dates in May 2021 and beyond. My practice is full until then.
Please look to mccpm.org for additional homebirth midwife options for the times my calendar is full.
Footprints are placed on a commemorative birth certificate.
Baby's heel is warmed to help with blood flow for the metabolic screening test.
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