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Simply, Mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Upland, 11735 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮LoveAndSerenity:</b>" Some will and some won't. Personally, I'm not afraid to stand up to doctors/nurses and tell them what ... [snip!] ... I see you're in Cali- if you have Medi-Cal or whatever the state insurance is called there, I think they cover birth centers."</blockquote>




I make too much to be on medi cal and here they still do not cover birthing centers but midwives are pushing for it. And it is too much money for me to pay but such a great price for the center. It is 5200 dollars for everything which is amazing... problem is even on my PPO which will cover... I would have to pay put of pocket and then they wpuld send me the money later... and I would need to have the whole amount by the birth and 30% down for starting services. They said to come in though and see if we can work it out but I am getting a new van next month because we only have one vehicle and it is a priority and with that 300 a mnth added to my budget I can not afford too much more a mnth so fitting in payments would not really work for me either. Just sucks. I doubt they will give me a 2 yr payment plan when they usually want the payment by birth anyways. I found a doula I like very much who talked to me about the questions I had last night and her rate is $900 with 50% down and the rest by birth.

☮LoveAndSerenity 1 child; Kenosha, Wisconsin 52409 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Simply Mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ☮LoveAndSerenity:</b>" Some will and some won't. Personally, ... [snip!] ... like very much who talked to me about the questions I had last night and her rate is $900 with 50% down and the rest by birth."

Keep looking. Many will work on a sliding scale or if they're still in training, even free because they need the birth to count toward their certification.