Are you planning a pregnancy within the next year or so?
At Edenway Birth Center we want to help you take this big step by showing you great ways to financially prepare for your decision to have your baby outside of a hospital setting. We have already looked at how to use Christian Healthcare Ministries, and now we want you to see another option.
Like CHM, Samaritan Ministries is a health sharing program. When a member has a need it is sent in to the headquarters, and then that need is shared among the other members. Funds are sent directly to the family in need from other members.
Like other programs, there are levels of membership that determine the amount you are responsible to pay versus the amount that is able to be shared among the members.
Save to Share™
“Save to Share™ is an optional program designed to help members with qualified needs that exceed $250,000. Participating members save a designated amount each year for Save to Share™. Members who choose to participate often include a portion of their savings with their monthly share amount that is sent to a member in need.
Depending on membership size, families set aside either $133, $266, or $399 annually. Signing up for Save to Share™ also requires a $15 administrative fee.”
Pregnancy and birth is as long as the due date is able to be shared at least 260 days AFTER your membership begins. This is standard procedure, which is why it is important to plan ahead before becoming pregnant.
“Shareable maternity needs include bills for prenatal care, delivery, postnatal care, miscarriage, and congenital conditions. Shareable services include those of doulas (up to $500), midwives, doctors, nurse practitioners, and other licensed medical professionals.” (you can see the source of this information here)
Ultrasounds, chiropractic care, lab work, and massage are also able to be shared.
Edenway is pleased to be able to give this information to you, not as an advertisement for their company, but because we want to let you know that there are ways to fund an out of hospital birth. Samaritan Ministries is a wonderful company that will help you achieve your goals.
Please be sure to do your own research. There are many links provided so that miscommunication does not occur. Edenway cannot be held responsible if information is misunderstood.
Feel free to call our office at 817-558-2229 to set up an appointment to ask our staff any questions about financing. We offer many options, and are excited to help your family grow.