Maternity care that honors your mind, body & spirit.
I currently work as an Independent Contractor and Member Manager at a local maternity center called Well Rounded Momma.
Well Rounded Momma (WRM) Midwives, specialize in maternity care for healthy women and their babies. Pregnancy and birth are normal, healthy and transformational events in women’s lives. Our goal is to support your healthy pregnancy with information, education, monitoring, attentive listening, nutritional and herbal counseling.
“The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power.” ~Heather McCue
We support the Midwives Model of Care which is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
I provide 45 minute prenatal visits on a regular schedule. This means you have extra time to talk about important topics with me regarding your life, health and wellness. My clients have access to referrals for all the same lab tests, screenings and ultrasounds that are normally recommended for pregnancy.
Clients have the option of giving birth at home, using various comfort measures such as waterbirth. I monitor vitals regularly during labor and I’m trained with birth emergency skills for out of hospital settings.
If a hospital transfer is appropriate during labor, I help make arrangements and go with my clients to the hospital to get them checked in. Services resume as normal once they are discharged.
PP & Newborn
I believe that early postpartum care is important for the health and well being of families. I offer a 24-48 hr home visit and 4 office visits, to monitor vitals on mother and baby, help with infant feeding and postpartum recovery. For homebirth clients, I am able to file the birth certificate and do all recommended newborn screenings.
Midwifery Care & Delivery
My global fee for midwifery services and delivery is $3800. I accept insurance (non-medicaid), hardship discounts and payment plans. I provide regular prenatal visits, home birth options (such as waterbirth) and postpartum services. The items listed below are included in this fee.
45 minute appointments
Prenatal appointments every four weeks until 28 weeks pregnant,
every two weeks until 36 weeks,
and every week until delivery.
Referrals for lab tests, screenings and ultrasounds normally recommended for pregnancy.
Home Delivery (includes a Midwife + 1 Assistant)
In the event we need to transfer to the hospital, I will arrange transport with the chosen hospital and come with you to check you in. After delivery, the following postpartum services are still in effect as my client.
24-48 hour Home Postpartum Visit
Postpartum Visits & Newborn Growth Assessments
at 1 week, 2 week, 4 week and 6 week
Filing Birth Certificate & Social Security Card
Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening
Newborn Hearing Screening
Newborn Metabolic Screening *Nevada State
I am able to provide all recommendations listed by the American Academy of Pediatrics for planned homebirth, with the exception of IV antibiotics and vaccines.
Birth Kit [+$50]
Includes everything disposable that we will need for your homebirth, such as chux pads, cords clamps, sterile gloves, etc.
Not included in package price, these services are available, but optional. Insurance may be utilized to pay for some of these services.
All labs, ultrasounds or other contracted services, such as birth tub rental, labor doula, childbirth classes, etc.
Prenatal Genetic Screening
BILLING & INSURANCE INFORMATION
As an Independent Contractor of Well Rounded Momma, I have the ability to set up individual fees for midwifery services and agree to payment terms that fit me and my client's needs. Whatever fee is agreed upon can be paid in payments by 36 weeks, paid all up front or billed to insurance. I offer hardship discounts, varied payment plans and work with a billing service for all of our insurance paying clients.
To verify whether or not your insurance will cover a portion of your midwifery fees, please make sure you bring a copy of your driver's license, insurance card and the primary cardholder's information.
If you decide you would like to bill your insurance for prenatal and birth care, we are able to bill your insurance for you.
Well Rounded Momma is In-Network with Blue Cross Blue Shield. For all other insurance companies, Midwives are considered an Out-Of-Network Provider. Which means HMO's will not likely cover any midwifery services [including Medicaid, HPN & Tricare]. But, if you have a PPO or POS plan, they might cover a portion of your care.
I suggest that if you want to try billing your insurance for midwifery care, first obtain an insurance verification. Many people prefer to do this after a Midwife Consultation.
Any deductibles or copays are collected prior to your 36 week visit. All Midwifery services mentioned are billed as a global fee*, which means even if you needed care from an outside provider, or transferred to a hospital for delivery, the global fee does not change and is billed to your insurance as normal.
*Global services are also known as total maternity care or global maternity services/care. For services rendered during the maternity period, insurance providers or cash pay clients, pay a global fee for prenatal care, false labor, delivery, and postnatal services.