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How do I find a midwife to attend a home delivery?

I am in NY State. Does your health insurance cover it? Mine won't... the insurance company says it is too dangerous!


Asked by science_spot at 7:43 AM on Sep. 19, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • doulala

    Answer by doulala at 11:45 AM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Yes health insurances will not cover them. You can try and write letters to them.Explaining you could go to the hospital and have them charged so much or be only charged this much. but most still will not. I can't remember how i found my first. but with my third my Doula helped me find a midwife.
    Do a google search ro midwifes in your area.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 10:45 AM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • For a healthy, normal pregnancy, a midwife can be safER than hiring a surgeon/high risk specialist. (*Your risk for a surgical birth decreases when you don't hire a surgeon!)
    High-tech does not yield safer outcomes.
    :- /
    Maternity care & health insurance a BIG business. Covering/not covering midwifery care is more about the bottom dollar than utmost safety.

    here is a list:

    Answer by doulala at 11:45 AM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Lots of insurances will cover midwifery.
    With my own babies, I had my out-of-hospital waterbirths (with non-nurse midwives) covered 100% by medicaid.

    Answer by doulala at 11:47 AM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Thanks for the links Doulala!!! My insurance is suddenly very sucky... so we'll see if they cover or not (if/when I ever need it)

    Comment by science_spot (original poster) at 1:02 PM on Sep. 19, 2010