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 with a midwife from WHMS?
For birth at home, we charge a package rate of $6500 which includes routine care, including prenatal care, labor and birth care, postpartum care, and healthy newborn care. Some things are not included in this fee, such as problem visits, disposable and non-disposable items for the birth, and additional supplies necessary for a water birth.
For birth in the birth center, this package rate includes facility charges. If you are planning to bill insurance for your care, our fees are not bundled in the package rate.
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 only is $2,400 and includes 24/7 access to a midwife for urgent concerns. Individual home or office prenatal visits can be booked for $150. Many insurance plans (including Medi-Cal) are accepted for itemized prenatal care, postpartum care, and newborn care as well.