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Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of our most commonly asked questions! If you are seeking additional information, or would like to establish services with us,  please give us a call at (910) 621-4266.

FAQs

What is the risk criteria?

What we refer to as our "hard stops" include, VBAC/those with previous Cesarean delivery, twins or multiples, and malposition such as

breech, or transverse.

There are other pregnancy related conditions such as severe pre-eclampsia, or gestational diabetes that may also impact eligibility for an out of hospital delivery but these are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Do I need to see an ob also?

Our midwife is fully licensed to provide sole prenatal care, delivery and postpartum care. However, some people do choose to use co-care services with an OB based on personal preference or due to pregnancy related conditions. Overall, it is not necessary but it just a personal choice! If you are looking for a like minded OB, we may have some recommendations for you!

How do I Get
A Birth Certificate
& SSN?

Our administrative team handles the filing and submission of the necessary paperwork for you to obtain a birth certificate and social security number for your baby after birth! Our clients receive additional education on this process in the third trimester.

What services do you provide?

Prenatal Care

Lab Work/Ultrasounds

Doula Services

Home Birth

Birth Center 

Women's Health

Gynecology 

Lactation Services

Placenta Encapsulation

Breast Pumps

3D/4D Ultrasounds

SneakPeek Gender Testing

Is out of hospital birth safe?

Absolutely! All our staff is trained and certified in CPR, and NRP (neonatal resuscitation) as well as are required to attend quarterly Emergency Birth Skills Training classes. We also have all the necessary supplies to handle emergencies if they are to occur. Our staff is trained to recognize yellow flags, before they become red flags!

Can I seek care here with "xyz" condition?

The best way to determine if you are a low-risk pregnancy and eligible to delivery out of hospital is to give our office a call! 

Please do keep in mind that even if you are not able to have a homebirth or birth center delivery with us, we would still love to provide you with prenatal care in preparation for your hospital delivery & pick up your postpartum care after discharge!

Do you accept insurance?

We do work with insurances in a variety of ways. We offer direct billing to TriCare and Medicaid plans, however there are some non-billable fees to be aware of.

For other private insurances, such as BCBS, United Healthcare, Cigna, etc. we offer self-pay rates and the ability to submit a superbill to your insurance company after delivery for potential reimbursement of services. 

how much does it cost?

If you do not have insurance or do not plan on using your insurance, you can expect expenses to range from approximately $6K-$8K.

This amount can vary from case to case depending on what services you are seeeking. For additional information, give us a call at 910-621-4266 or email our billing department at

billing@belladonnamidwifery.com

How do I get started?

Ready to move forward? Use our calendar here to register for a complimentary open house. This gives you to opportunity to view our facility, meet our staff, ask any questions, & complete a full financial consultation. After attending, we can  send you access to complete a chart in our patient portal and scheduled for your first prenatal appointment!

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