You’re ready to have a baby! Maybe it’s your first and maybe it’s your sixth, but it’s still worth celebrating.
At Edenway we want to help you every step of the way; supporting, informing, and encouraging you in your own unique journey. We care about each and every family that walks through our doors and are committed to doing our best to helping you achieve your out of hospital birth.
Midwifery care is something unique. When you choose a midwife you are choosing a different way of looking at birth and that includes a need to see finances differently, too. Because preventative care is a fundamental element of an out of hospital birth you might have extra expenses that you wouldn’t necessarily see when receiving care from an obstetrician. Your insurance or health sharing guidelines is something that will need to be thoroughly examined. Something else to consider is your overall health and wellbeing.
These are all important elements of preparing for a baby, and ones that make a big difference in the long run. Let’s look at each need and then we will show you how the staff and midwives at Edenway can support you as you plan.
When you choose an out of hospital birth you are taking the responsibility to educate yourself so that you can make informed decisions. You will be encouraged to see your care holistically, with an emphasis on preventative care. Because of this methodology there will be expenses like chiropractic care and extra supplements that will need to be planned for.
Edenway is here for you in this area. We would love to sit down and meet with you before you get pregnant to help you map out your financial goals for an out of hospital birth. We can talk about payment options, extra expenses, and ways to help plan for unforeseen needs. This is free of charge because we want you to know that we are committed to helping make your goals a reality.
Insurance and Health Sharing Coverage
This is probably the most confusing part of pregnancy. Knowing your options through your insurance or health sharing program is a must, but it can be hard to even know where to start. We can’t stress enough how important it is for you to do the work before you get pregnant to know how your coverage will affect your options.
Edenway can help you with this, too. We work with some insurance and several health sharing companies, so we can help you find out what to expect them to cover.
Your Overall Health
You wouldn’t run a marathon without preparing and training your body, would you? Pregnancy is no different. Exercise, a healthy diet, and the right vitamins play a huge part in your pregnancy.
You can schedule a preconception consultation where a midwife will meet with you one on one, helping you to know what foods are beneficial and which foods to avoid.
Bottom line: Edenway Birth Center is here to help. From financial planning to helping you know how your health care coverage works to nutrition for you and your partner, we see it as a privilege to be able to walk with you through each step. You can call our office at 817-558-2229 to schedule your appointment today!