Locations in NW Austin and Belton.
Locations in NW Austin and Belton.
Austin, Leander, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Belton, Killeen, Jarrell, Taylor, Elgin, Manor, Cedar Park, Marble Falls, Burnet...if it isn't listed, feel free to ask,.
There are certain chronic and acute conditions that would preclude you from having a homebirth. Conditions like hypertension, gross fetal abnormalities, uncontrolled gestational diabetes, seizure disorders, and cardiovascular disorders are some of the main reasons why people are risked out of a homebirth.
This depends on the emergency, but licensed midwives are specialists in out of hospital birth. We carry medications, oxygen, and other equipment with us to births. Basically anything that you have at a birth center, we have access to at a home birth. We have handled shoulder dystocia, hemorrhage, resuscitations, and lacerations safely at home. Our job is to keep you as safe as we can, and if the situation warrants it, we transfer to the hospital.
Since this virus is ever changing, so is our response to it. Laboring clients NEVER have to mask. We do not routinely test clients for covid. Anyone in your household is welcome to attend your birth and we welcome having doulas and/or birth photographers at your birth. Vaccines are not required.
Transfer rate is approx 10%, some years it is closer to 5%, others it is closer to 12%.
95% of clients have a vaginal birth. The majority of transfers are non emergencies and you will be assisted at your birth with someone from our practice if at all possible. In emergencies the midwife will always accompany you.
Yes absolutely! We love vbacs! We will go over your operative records and previous experience to determine if you are a good candidate for HBAC.
Yes I have experience with twin delivery and breech births. These pregnancies and deliveries often require additional monitoring and increased client education. Consultations with the appropriate providers are required for informed consent and informed choice. Additional midwives and/or birth assistants may be necessary to provide appropriate care for you and your baby.
While we have a billing service who will run your insurance for a verification of benefits and billing, we are out of network and insurances at this time are not required to pay for home birth services.
Many insurances will reimburse you for some or all of your midwifery fees. Some insurances who have reimbursed clients for some or all of their midwifery service fees in the past are BCBS, Cigna, UHC, and Aetna. Tricare will not pay for non nurse midwives at this time unfortunately. For BCBS, clients will be paid directly by their insurance if reimbursement is offered, our biller can put together a superbill for you to submit. Reimbursement is distributed in 2 phases, after the birth, and at the end of postpartum care. Reimbursement can take weeks, or months.
Yes! We gladly accept payment from HSA or Christian Share plans.
6000 is our standard early pay fee. This includes all of your prenatal care, home birth attendance, immediate postpartum care after the birth, immediate newborn care after your birth, postpartum care, and newborn care. While you may find cheaper care elsewhere, our price reflects our years of experience and the fact that you will have two midwives involved in your care, not just one. A sliding fee scale is available for those in financial hardship. Payment plans available. 4500 is our fee for birth center birth, there is an additional fee to the birth center for the use of their facility which is paid directly to them.
We believe that birthing families are navigating a most vulnerable and sacred time. We are honored to serve families in ways that are specific to their lives, philosophies, needs, wants, spiritual beliefs, and cultural customs. Watching the strength and power of birth and listening to our client's intuition about their babies and their own bodies is something we never tire of. We endeavor to protect your birthing space and support your body, baby, and psyche to the best of our abilities. We practice within a holistic framework of the midwifery model, not the medical model, but are not afraid to integrate appropriate technology or medicines when necessary.