On average, our midwives spend 60 hours with each family through the course of their prenatal, birth, and postpartum care.
How much does it cost to give birth at home?
Welcome Home Midwifery Services, Inc. charges a global maternity care fee of $6,000. This fee includes routine prenatal care, labor and birth care, routine newborn care (to 6 weeks of age), and routine postpartum care. Some things are not included in this fee, such as disposable and non-disposable items for the birth, and additional supplies necessary for a water birth. Sliding scale fees are available for those in need, and many insurance plans (including Medi-Cal) are accepted as well.
Can I get prenatal care from a midwife and give birth in the hospital?
Absolutely. Many families come to us for individualized, hour-long prenatal visits either instead of or in addition to hospital-based prenatal care. Our practice data suggests better outcomes for clients who plan a hospital birth and have prenatal care from a midwife, versus routine hospital-based prenatal care. Clients who receive prenatal care with WHMS will have a complete copy of their medical records faxed to the hospital of their choice at 37 weeks. Our midwives do not have hospital admitting privileges. Our fee for prenatal care is $2,000 and includes 24/7 access to a midwife for urgent concerns. Individual home prenatal visits can be booked for $150.