With the rising cost of necessities, you may be looking for other ways to save money. At My Family Birth Center, you can have a customizable birth while spending less. Let’s take a look at the difference in price between a hospital and My Family Birth Center.
Having a hospital birth can quickly add up. There are many variables that can affect your out-of-pocket cost like:
Which hospital you deliver at
How much your deductible is and what insurance will pay
If you receive an epidural
If you require a c-section
Of course, hospitals have good reason to charge more. They have more staff, specialized equipment, and a wide range of patients and diseases they treat. Because of this, hospitals are optimal for high-risk patients, like those with preeclampsia.
My Family Birth Center Cost
Birth centers are a great option for low-risk pregnancies. Women who see midwives during their pregnancy and delivery have a higher success rate of breastfeeding and a lower risk of c-sections.
At My Family Birth Center, we strive to keep costs low and fair. We charge a global fee that covers everything we can provide including:
20-week anatomy scan
IV medications, like antibiotics
During your pregnancy, you can create a payment plan to have your birth covered in full by 36 weeks. We accept some insurances and can get an estimate of how much they will cover. After delivery, we submit a claim to your insurance, and if they covered more than expected, we refund the extra money to you.
Other Factors to Consider
You don’t have to sacrifice much for a birth center or home birth, just the option of an epidural. In fact, you will gain more freedom in your pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
During your pregnancy, you’ll find our birth center to be accommodating to your needs, like allowing older children to come along during prenatal visits. You can also decide if you’d like to have a home birth or to use our welcoming birthing rooms.
While in labor, you are encouraged to labor at home until contractions are five minutes apart, lasting for one minute, and have been consistent for one hour, or until you can no longer talk through a contraction. This can allow labor to progress without the risk of stalling labor.
Instead of laying on your back while you push, let your body do the talking and find what position feels most comfortable to you. You can also decide if you’d like to make use of the birth tub.
If you have older children and would like to include them in the birth of their sibling, and they want to be present, they can be! We recommend having someone to watch them in case of emergency or if they change their mind. Preferably, someone other than your partner so you will still have their support.
For more information on pricing or to schedule a consultation, contact us today!
Dakota Collins is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mother of two precious little girls who is passionate about freedom in pregnancy and childbirth.
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