Midwifery & Birth Services Pricing
Please scroll to bottom of the page for details on other birth related services such as Doula/Montrice and a la carte services.
The following services are provided:
One of our FAVORITE parts of Midwifery: Follow up postpartum care! Mother and baby are seen 24-48 hours following delivery, 3-5 days following delivery, and 7-8 days following delivery in your home! An optional check in visit is offered at 3 weeks, (more visits are offered as needed) with a final visit occurring at 6 weeks postpartum which includes PAP smear/yearly exam for mom (if needed or desired) and discussion and referrals for future family planning needs.
Please note that the cost of the following services/items are NOT included: (this is NOT an all inclusive list): lab work of any kind, ultrasound, screening or testing for mother or baby, birth kit and supplies, water birth tub/accessories, childbirth education classes (STRONGLY recommended for first time parents), transport by ambulance, hospital care for mother or baby, birth certificate fees, RhoGam Injections, lactation specialists, fees for any services referred to...essentially our fees only cover what's listed above. If you have questions about what is or is not covered, we are happy to chat more in a free one hour consultation or via email.
Fees: While most families utilize our Prompt Pay and Green Cash Discounts, Family Tree Midwifery Care (FTMC) does accept most forms of electronic payment through our invoicing system which has the ability to set up a monthly auto-debit if preferred.
PROMPT PAY DISCOUNT: Family Tree Midwifery Care charges a “prompt pay discount” of $4500.00 for services if paid by 37 weeks gestation. (Please keep in mind that legally we must bill the insurance rate to anyone not using a “discount” which is why we have this “prompt pay discount” that is used by 99% of our families.) Families may pay in whatever payment plan they prefer with at least $300 paid each visit and all fees paid by 37 weeks. (note that $300 per visit will not equal $4500 by 37 weeks-you’ll have to do your own math based on your due date and budget to reach the prompt pay discount amount by 37 weeks gestation) This discount is ONLY valid for families paying by 37 weeks gestation.
CASH - GREEN CASH: Additionally we offer a $500 discount for paying with actual cash (no checks or electronic payments - green cash only) This ONLY applies to families using the prompt pay discount above. Grand total for families paying by 37 weeks and paying in green cash: $4000. Families paying with HSA/Health savings type of accounts will not be eligible for the green cash discount (unless your HSA allows for green cash withdrawals), but can still utilize our prompt pay discount! Prompt Pay + Green Cash discount totals $4000 and is our least expensive and most commonly used “plan.”
DEPOSIT: All families: A $1000.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the first prenatal visit. All deposits are applied toward your balance, they are not additional fees, they simply “hold your place” in our calendar and once full we will decline other requests to reserve our services in the month you are due. For that very reason, deposits are not refundable.
Many families want the advice and natural birth expertise that Midwives have to offer, and want to take advantage of a wealth of information about herbal, homeopathic and essential oil remedies, but prefer, or have to birth in a hospital or birth center setting, We offer a wonderful hybrid service that combines the best of both worlds.
Prenatal Care: 2-3 visits are included and packed full of prenatal advice, childbirth education, and help creating a birth plan. Email and text support is unlimited for additional questions and discussion. (More visits can be added if desired-please request pricing info)
Birth Support: We will come to your home or meet at the hospital to labor with as planned during our prenatal sessions. Some mothers want to just meet at the hospital, some want to stay home longer or even as long as possible before heading in. We offer "montrice services" during labor away from the hospital: examinations to assess dilation as desired, assessing mother and baby to ensure labor is safely progressing. These services are one thing that makes hybrid care so unique and desired: A Doula alone is not legally allowed to provide such examinations and assessments, however Licensed Midwives can! Additionally we will carry essential oils, massage oils and herbal remedies as needed to help with progress and transition, comfort and support. Every birth receives the wealth of experience in supporting women during natural childbirth. We will caravan with you and your partner/family to the hospital or birth center and continue to support you for the duration of labor and delivery.
Postpartum: We don't run away as soon as baby's born! We will stay to help initiate breastfeeding and make sure you are comfortable and settled before departing.
Follow up: 1 postpartum follow up is included once you are discharged from the hospital. Typically at about 2 weeks. We are happy to offer weight checks/examinations for baby during this time or help with any breastfeeding or postpartum hurdles. We will remain available during this two week time frame for text and or email support. More visits can be added as needed or desired (please ask for pricing information if desired)
Pricing for this service is the same as our home birth pricing as we will retain a "due date" space in our practice for you and will decline interested home birthing families, so we are available.
Payment plans are available. Please fill out the form in the contact section to set up a free consultation for these services!
A la carte services
Individual visits or services are available for all families. Typically these are PAP smear visits, lactation support, prenatal or newborn exam for freebirthing families, RhoGam injections, assessment and letter for vital statistics (to help obtain birth certificate) etc. Fees start at $200 per visit.
Please fill out a contact form and let me know what you are looking for and how we can best serve you!
Please note: A la carte services do not cover in any way, shape or form "birth services" and are not a way to get a Midwife attended home birth at a discounted rate. For legal/liability reasons, a Midwife will NEVER show up "just for the birth."