Quick link: Insurance woes for childbirth expenses

4 August 2009 at 9:36 pm Leave a comment

Just a quick link to this interesting column over at DoubleX, about a woman who had private insurance with a specific “maternity” coverage rider, and yet was faced with a bill for $22,000 after her c-section. The article doesn’t mention midwives, and by implication the author had a pretty medically-managed pregnancy.

My point here, of course, is that most homebirth midwives (in MA, at least) charge around $3000 currently for all prenatal care/birth/postnatal care–clearly more affordable, even if insurance doesn’t cover it (though perhaps with the Midwifery Bill, more insurances will). And, I’d argue that having a midwife will decrease the likelihood of ending up with a c-section (and additional astronomically high bills) as well: see, midwives are both better for your body, and better for your wallet! 

–Christina

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Thoughts about ACOG I’d like a homebirth at the hospital, please.

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