Payment At Metroplex Midwifery, we believe that everybody deserves quality healthcare. We believe that healthcare is especially crucial in the prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum period. We will work with you to make your birthing dreams reality. We believe in making out of hospital birth accessible to anyone who wants it. In order to care for clients of all income levels, we operate on a sliding scale of $3500–$6500. Payment plans are available. This includes prenatal, birth, and postpartum care! A routine vaginal delivery at the hospital without anesthesia costs $5,777 to $12,136. A cesarean delivery costs $7,426 to $16,475. These numbers do not include prenatal or postpartum care. How do I know how much to pay? Please see The Green Bottle to help you decide where you might land on the scale according to your family’s individual needs. Think $6500-5500 for the full bottle, $5000-4500 for the middle bottle, and $4000-3500 for the last bottle. The full bottle may be thought of as a pay-it-forward price that supports financial accessibility for those folks lower down on the scale. A Quick Guide to the Sliding Scale The top price is the actual cost of care. If you choose a ticket price below the top tier you are receiving a discount. The middle price is for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Affording care may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create hardship. The bottom price is for those who struggle to meet basic needs and affording care would still be a significant hardship. The Pay-It-Forward price is a few bucks above the actual cost of the class and that extra money goes towards supporting lower income clients. Essentially it’s an opportunity to not only get your care but also support your fellow community members while you’re at it. Sweet! We believe it truly does take a village to raise a child. Some families in our community have greater financial means, while others make do with less. Please respect the midwife and our community by paying the amount you deem reasonable according to your income and expenses. Flexible payment options are available; please contact the midwife for details. I am happy to chat with you in person, or via text/phone/email about any questions or concerns. United Medical Credit offers medical loans that cover home birth! This allows you to pay your midwife up front, receive care, and then pay it back to the company. Does Metroplex Midwifery Accept Insurance? You may be eligible for a reimbursement through your insurance. I bill through Napier Billing. In order to verify your benefits, you will fill out a form to find out what your insurance will cover. You may have a retainer fee due if you have already met your deductible or if your deductible is very low. Even if your insurance will not cover home birth or midwifery care, they will generally still cover labs, sonograms, and in network doctor/hospital visits if needed. Please contact the midwife for more details! Many clients find that they save money with home birth, as even with insurance coverage, hospital births tend to have many hidden fees that may not be covered (out of network provider at at an in network hospital, newborn care, anesthesia etc.). Does Metroplex Midwifery Accept Medicaid? Medicaid does not cover home birth. However, it will still cover labs, sonograms, doctor/hospital visits, and hospital transport if needed. Click here to Pay via Venmo Click here to Pay via PayPal Contact Anissa to Pay via Check, Cash, Zelle, or Money Order.