What's the difference between a midwife and a doula?
Midwives provide clinical care. They check blood pressure, study lab results, monitor the growth of the fetus, and care for the safety and well-being of clients and their babies. Doulas assist with emotional, physical, and mental comfort measures during labor, provide information about community resources, refer clients to specialists when it's appropriate, and prepare the family for a new baby. We work as a part of a team, each with unique roles.
Do you provide midwifery services?
No we do not, We are a team of doulas who help prepare individuals and couples for homebirth with midwives. We can do our best to help you find a midwifery practice.
How much does a homebirth cost?
The midwives are independent and charge their own fees. You should expect to pay around $2,000-$4,500 for midwifery care. Some midwives charge more and some offer sliding scale for those who qualify. This is the average for MOST midwives in our area. The midwives usually require a small portion down (about 10%) and create payment plans for the remaining balance that is required to be paid in full before the due date. This is something you will need to discuss directly with your midwife during consults.
How do I contact a home birth midwife?
We only provide contact information to clients who are working with Blue Moon Doula Services.
Are services covered by insurance?
Usually, doula services are not covered by insurance in North Carolina. Many of our clients have had success paying or getting reimbursed for doula care through their FSA or HSA. However, Midwifery services for homebirth are usually not covered by insurance in North Carolina. We advise anyone choosing homebirth to be prepared to pay out of pocket.