Complete Midwifery Care
Full fee: $3800
Due by 34 weeks
- Midwifery fee includes prenatal care (monthly visits until 28 weeks, biweekly visits from 28-36 weeks, weekly visits until delivery), intrapartum care (attendance from the establishment of active labor until at least 2 hours postpartum), postpartum care (2 postpartum home visits and 2 postpartum office visits
- Three-week childbirth education series
- Additional lactation consultation as needed, up until 6 weeks postpartum
- Newborn screening fees
- Insurance billing, if applicable (see section on insurance billing for more details)
- Lab work
- Birth kit from a midwifery supply company
- Supplies to gather before the home visit (you may already own many of these items)
- Birth tub and related equipment, if desired
- RhoGAM (for Rh negative mothers)
- Additional travel fee for families greater than 60 miles from my home: $200
- Physician, hospital, and ultrasound visits are not included in my fee (these are not routinely required). You must make payment arrangements with those providers separately.
The following birth professionals have offered special pricing for clients of Gina Gerboth Midwifery Care:
- Birth photography with Jennifer Mason Photography (http://jennifermasonphotography.com): $1000 if booked with first midwifery visit, $1100 if booked thereafter. $100 non-refundable deposit due at booking.
- Placenta encapsulation with Tiffanie Nelson-Marquez, Honoring Birth Services (http://www.honoringbirthservices.com): $125
Note: In some cases a portion of the fee may be reimbursable by a private insurance company, but the fee is due in full before insurance is billed. My services are usually out-of-network, though occasionally an in-network exception may be approved. I utilize an insurance biller to work with insurance claims.
As an IBCLC, I offer in-depth, skilled lactation consultation. These visits can be in your home or my office. They generally take 1.5-2 hours and include a thorough history and assessment. Follow up visits are shorter, usually about an hour, and are meant to touch base and fine tune the breastfeeding plan as needed.
Home LC Visit: $150
Office LC Visit: $125
Follow up LC Visit: $75
Note: lactation services are now covered expenses through the Affordable Care Act. I will provide a super bill upon request, which you submit on your own to your insurance company.
Home birth is not the right choice for every family. As my schedule allows, I provide doula (labor support) services for those planning hospital births. As your doula, I am in communication with you as you labor at home, and we make a plan to meet at the hospital, where I generally stay with you until baby has nursed. As well, you will receive two prenatal and two postpartum visits as part of my doula services.
Doula fee: $1000
Like a doula, a monitrice provides labor support to the mother. A monitrice, though, has additional training to perform limited clinical assessments. This is a good option for the woman who wants to labor at home as long as possible. As your monitrice, I will labor with you at home (monitoring your and the baby’s well-being), and we will move to the hospital at the appropriate time, where I will remain in a doula role. As well, you will receive two prenatal and two postpartum visits as part of my monitrice services services.
Monitrice fee: $1500
For more information about the differences between doulas and monitrices, see my article here.