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Worth the Price?

Hospital v. Birth Center/Home Birth

There are two big problems with the costs of maternity care today for healthy low-risk woman:
  1. Every woman and pregnancy is treated like a high-risk pregnancy.
  2. It's expensive.
  3. There are too many interventions.
  4. Women aren't educated about their choices. The risks and benefits are unknown when making potentially life-changing decisions.
If you're not sure whether we're the right fit for you, please take advantage of our FREE Consultation and interview. Call 866-641-3549. 
Hospital  v. Out of Hospital Costs
Consider your deductible (usually 3,000-10,000), the costs and the type of plan you have, 80/20 or 70/30.
Remember, you will pay 20-30% of the bill AFTER your deductible.
If you're comparing my prices with others, make sure you know which services are included and which services cost extra.  You don't deserve to be nickeled and dimed. Call for questions about prices.
Complete individual/personal Maternity & Postpartum Care for Mother and Baby - includes these services: 
  • Exceptional evidence-based care and personal attention 
  • 24/7 phone access to me prior to your birth
  • Prenatal and postpartum care until 6 weeks postpartum
  • Your choice of visit schedules- Standard or Task-based
  • Routine lab work
  • Delivery
  • Birth supplies (birth kit)
  • Herbal medicines / pharma medications during labor and delivery if necessary, including Group B Strep (GBS)
  • Immediate post-birth newborn care and exam
  • Breastfeeding assistance
  • Hearing Screening for the baby
  • Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening for the baby
  • Metabolic screening for the baby (aka ."blood spot" or "PKU")
  • Postpartum and newborn visits (normally 4), including urgent after-hours visits
  • Filing of birth certificate and social security number
Average Home Birth Cost: $4500-$7000
Usual Costs for Having a Baby in Utah in 2011-2013 
Currently Costs between $20,000-$25,000


Below are the usual (median) costs for having a baby in Utah in 2013- 10 years ago! The costs cover routine, uncomplicated care for a mother and baby. Some health conditions and complications could make care more expensive.* 

To see costs for your area, visit the Hospitals search page and choose a hospital or location.

  • Vaginal Birth (with epidural): $11,626

  • Vaginal Birth (without epidural): $10,611

  • Cesarean Birth (with epidural): $15,193


*Note: These costs should be used as an estimate only. They reflect typical amounts paid by commercial insurance plans to contracted providers between 2011-2013. Current costs may be higher. The costs are based on patient zip codes, not the zip codes where care was received.

Check your plan's website or call the phone number on your member card to find out how much you would pay out-of-pocket.

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