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Ellena's mommy Due January 13; 1 child; Houston, Texas 2669 posts
22nd May '13

The birth is 2700 total for the OB and around 3000 dollars for the hospital. My deductible is so high my insurance isn't covering anything. Total it is going to cost around 5700-6000. I have to come up with 2700 by October and I do not see that happening. However I have also considered a midwife and home birth which is considerably cheaper. The midwife is only charging 3000-3600. She also said she would be flexible with payment. I have wanted a home birth for awhile, so that is a strong capability.
I can't get another loan my credit is horrible.
I never heard of a birth voucher, I will call about that.
Thank you for the ideas, gives me something to think about.

mamaofacrawla 1 child; Kansas City, Kansas 1561 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ellena's mommy:" I know I could do that, its just depressing that my life has taken that turn. I want better than a homeless ... [snip!] ... of her. If that happens I will loose it completely. She is all I have and to be honest I do not think I could live without her."



it would be temporary thing. tell you can get back on your feet. there would be no reason to just let go of your whole life because of some shitty luck. maybe look in craigslist for a car. stop having your boyfriend come over so much until you figure things out.

melanie-mommy of 2 3 kids; Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 4689 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ellena's mommy:" I don't know of any but its worth looking into for sure. My only other hope is the chip prenatal program, ... [snip!] ... I am in labor with minimal prenatal care. However, if i did that I worry they would take the baby due to lack of prenatal care."


i'm pretty sure they can't take your baby due to lack of prenatal care. for now I would say just don't worry about seeing the dr. maybe something in your situation will change and you will be able to see one later on in the pregnancy. honestly, I am 6 mos pregnant and have only been to see my midwife 2 times. as long as you take vitamins and try to stay healthy you'll be fine.
i'm sorry about the circumstances you are in. I wish I knew something great to tell you. but hang in there!

Ellena's mommy Due January 13; 1 child; Houston, Texas 2669 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting melanie-mommy of 2:" i'm pretty sure they can't take your baby due to lack of prenatal care. for now I would say just don't ... [snip!] ... you'll be fine. i'm sorry about the circumstances you are in. I wish I knew something great to tell you. but hang in there!"


Thank you! I am considering a midwife very strongly as they are much cheaper and I am interested(very!) in a home birth.

melanie-mommy of 2 3 kids; Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 4689 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ellena's mommy:" The birth is 2700 total for the OB and around 3000 dollars for the hospital. My deductible is so high ... [snip!] ... I never heard of a birth voucher, I will call about that. Thank you for the ideas, gives me something to think about."


I see a lay midwife and have home births. total cost for prenatal care and the delivery is $1000. home births are awesome!

Ellena's mommy Due January 13; 1 child; Houston, Texas 2669 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Crazyhazel89:" do you get CS for your daughter from your BD?"


I get hardly anything... it doesn't help enough to make a difference really.

Ellena's mommy Due January 13; 1 child; Houston, Texas 2669 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting melanie-mommy of 2:" I see a lay midwife and have home births. total cost for prenatal care and the delivery is $1000. home births are awesome!"


Thats awesome! The midwifes around here are about 3000... I need to move over there!

mamaofacrawla 1 child; Kansas City, Kansas 1561 posts
22nd May '13

oh yeah i only went to the doctor maybe 4 or 5 times tittle. didn't even have my first check up tell i was 5 months. nobody ever said anything to me about it. and if you go into labor they cant deny you if you go to the hospital. i wouldnt worry to much about it.

melanie-mommy of 2 3 kids; Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 4689 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ellena's mommy:" Thats awesome! The midwifes around here are about 3000... I need to move over there!"


the difference is probably the ones you're checking into are certified. my sister uses a certified midwife (she lives in md and it is illegal for an uncertified midwife to practice) and she charges I think $3500. In pa here there's quite a few lay midwifes, mostly amish. my midwife has been practicing for YEARS, but isn't certified. it doesn't bother me though...I value her experience more than any certification!

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
22nd May '13

can't you use like a student midwife or something...and its like way cheaper or free (correct me if im wrong...but i thought i heard that somewhere...)

Ellena's mommy Due January 13; 1 child; Houston, Texas 2669 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Crazyhazel89:" can't you use like a student midwife or something...and its like way cheaper or free (correct me if im wrong...but i thought i heard that somewhere...)"


I Google it I couldn't find any that will actually treat you. If you do a search and find something please let me know, I would appreciate it!!!