Services and Fees

At Luna Midwifery, I provide complete and individualized prenatal, labor, birth, postpartum and newborn care. The total fee is $3500, and clients who pay before 36 weeks of pregnancy receive a $500 discount. Payment plans and bartering agreements can be agreed upon on an individual basis.

Medicaid:
I am a medicaid provider. Medicaid covers my fee and labs and ultrasounds. Clients who have Medicaid are required to pay a $600 birth assistant fee and to pay for their birth supplies, which cost about $100.

Private Insurance:
I do not participate with any private insurance. Clients with private insurance pay for services themselves and are given a billing statement at the end of the care that can be submitted to the private insurance company for reimbursement.

 

The $3500 fee includes the following:

 

Prenatal visits from 10 weeks until birth.
In prenatal visits, we check vitals (blood pressure, pulse, fetal heart beat, and measure the growth of the baby and assess the baby’s position, etc). We also discuss options for tests and screenings, nutritional counseling, labor and birth preparations, answer any questions that clients have, give recommendations for pregnancy discomforts, and get to know one another. Our visits typically last one hour, and we develop a relationship over the course of care that results in improved outcomes for the mother and baby.

The prenatal visit schedule:

10-28 weeks:
Monthly office visits
28-34 weeks:
Bi-monthly office visits.
36 weeks:
Home visit: At the home visit, you meet the birth assistant(s), and we go over labor techniques, when to call us in labor, look over the birth supplies, and talk about how to set up the birth tub.
37-41 weeks:
Weekly office visits
After 41 weeks:
We will see one another twice a week until the birth.

Postpartum and Newborn Care:
We provide postpartum care and well baby visits for babies 6 weeks after the birth. At these visits, we assess the mother and baby, check vitals, and offer breastfeeding support.

Postpartum and Newborn Visit Schedule:

24-48 hours after birth:
Home visit
3-5 days after birth:
Home visit
1 week after birth:
Home visit
2 weeks after birth:
Home visit
4 weeks after birth:
Office visit (as needed)
6 weeks after birth:
Office visit (final visit)

Lending Library: We also give you access to a lending library with books and DVDs filled with resources for healthy pregnancy and natural child birth.

Additional reminders:

  • I am on call 24/7 from 37 weeks until birth for all my clients.
  • The fee also includes the assistants fee.
  • There is no additional charge for using the birthing tub.
  • The $3500 does not include the cost of lab fees, ultrasounds, birth supplies, visits to other health care providers, vitamins, herbs, or other remedies.

Water Birth:

We attend water births. We have tubs that we lend to clients at no additional cost. You are responsible for buying a few extra water birth supplies: a tub liner, a hose, an adapter, a fish net, plastic to protect the floor, and 4-5 extra towels.

To read more about water births, read the following article or download a PDF of the article: here. This article was written using data from the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) statistics.