Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Where are you located?
Conveniently located in League City, Texas. Serving, League City and surrounding communities, including Alvin, Dickinson, Webster, Clear Lake, Seabrook, Kemah, Texas City, La Marque, Santa Fe, Hitchcock, Friendswood, La Port, Pearland, Sugarland, and more.
Where do you birth at?
We only offer home birth at this time. If you want to know if we offer home birth in your city, please Contact Us.
Do you take insurance?
Currently, we do not take insurance. However, you may contact your insurance company at their Verification of Benefits department and ask if they cover midwifery services with a Licensed Midwife/Certified Professional Midwife. We are happy to give you a statement to submit to your insurance.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, at your first visit a non-refundable retainer is required. After that, the balance owed is divided into equal monthly payments with the final payment due by 36 weeks. If you choose our services at or after 36 weeks gestation, the full fee is due at the first visit. I also accept all credit cards which can be paid off at a later date through your credit card company.
Do you give discounts?
Yes! We offer discounts for: veterans, active-duty military, first responders, and Medicaid recipients.
Do you take Medicaid?
Unfortunately at this time Medicaid does not cover home birth. We gladly provide a discount for Medicaid-eligible clients.
Health Savings Accounts
Health savings accounts are a wonderful way to pay for Midwifery services. You may pay for your midwifery care from your HSA by check or card.
Do you accept health shares?
Yes, we will gladly give you the forms required to submit to your health share company. Your non-refundable retainer is still due at your first visit.
Is home birth safe?
For low-risk pregnancies, studies have continued to show the safety and efficacy of modern home birth. Recent research has shown that while giving birth at home has similar, or slightly lower mortality rates as those who birth in the hospital. Persons who chose a planned home birth, assisted by a midwife, experience fewer interventions and have a greater level of satisfaction with their outcome.
Will I go to a separate lab to have my lab work done?
All routine labs can be collected at your home. Additional lab work outside of the standard may be done at a separate lab for convenience.
Where will ultrasound scans be done?
We do not perform ultrasounds. I have several Ultrasound locations for you to choose from.
Do you attend water births?
Absolutely! Many of our clients choose to labor or birth in water.
Do you take late transfers to care?
A Baby 2 Be does accept late transfers. Just like every prospective client, we will speak with you first about your pregnancy and birth wishes. This talk will include if you have had prenatal care, why you are transferring from your previous care, and specific questions pertaining to you.
Do you accept VBAC clients?
We gladly accept women who have had previous cesarean sections after a review of their medical and surgical history. For VBAC services, we will need to see your surgical report(s) for your cesareans and speak with you to see if you are a good candidate for a VBAC at home.
Do you accept clients who are pregnant with twins?
There are some requirements that have to be met to be able to care for you, a sonogram report will be needed. To make sure that we have enough skilled hands, an extra midwife will be at your birth which will be an extra cost to your care.
Do you accept clients with breech babies?
If a breech baby is found in pregnancy we will try exercises and other tricks to turn your baby. This may include a consult with a great OB for a manual rotation. If during labor we will still try to tricks to turn baby but if at any time your labor becomes unsafe for you or baby we will transport you to a pre-discussed hospital.
Should I have a doula at a homebirth?
A Baby 2 Be encourages you to hire a doula. Doulas and Midwives do not perform the same job at births. We are happy to provide referrals as needed. You have the option to discuss doula use during prenatal appointments.
Do you accept international clients?
Absolutely! We ask that all international clients bring previous care records from your home country.
Are midwifery services worth the money?
“The average cost of a wedding is $24,000, and like birth is a very important and emotional day. We often get to hear grandmas-to-be and sometimes even great-grandmas-to-be talk about their birth experiences, and it is very clear that birth creates a lasting impression on women that is greater than their wedding day. Women remember their births with deep feelings for their entire lives, and most clearly remember how their care providers treated them. Having been present with women when they tell us with awe how their birth changed them, we can say confidently that it is worth even the full amount out of pocket.” -Bay Area Midwives
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