Post # 17
Double reply- blue cross emailed me back with a list of Nurse Midwives in our area. We have one birthing center that’s in network!
Now I just hope that I wouldn’t be considered high risk and they would take us. Ok, TTC is back on.
Post # 18
Look into working with them no matter what. There are different kinds of risk factors, but most women can at least seek their initial care at a birth center and work with a midwife for part or all of their pregnancy, even if it becomes necessary to deliver at a hospital by the end. You will still see financial savings.
For instance, you could develop pre-eclampsia and be transferred to a physician for monitoring a couple of months before giving birth … but you might also be just fine right up until the end, and then, oops, the baby is breech and won’t turn, so you are unable to deliver at the birth center at the last minute, but you were able to access all your prenatal care there. Talk with them about what the financial/insurance details are for women who are “risked out,” and how it might differ depending on at what point in the pregnancy it happens.