Midwifery Services

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Homebirth Care

Steel City Midwives is happy to offer global out-of-hospital maternity care to the greater Pittsburgh area. This full package includes: prenatal visits, a birth class (if desired), the delivery, midwifery supplies (No birth kit/tub to be purchased.) and postpartum follow-ups. Please contact the midwives to set up a free consultation in which we will discuss your health history, home location, wants/needs, and answer all of your questions about having your home birth with us.

*COVID protocols and Telemedicine appointments may fluctuate based on local community spread. They will be discussed during the consultation process.

Global Midwifery Fee: $4,900.00  

Prenatal Care

Many families want the personalized prenatal care of independent midwives, but need or desire a hospital delivery with another provider. Steel City Midwives is able to suggest friendly Ob/gyns to provide co-care OR partner with your physician to coordinate prenatal care. Please contact the midwives to set up a  free consultation  where we will discuss your health history and the logistics of co-care.

*COVID protocols and Telemedicine appointments may fluctuate based on local community spread. They will be discussed during the consultation process.

Fee: $2,500.00

Preconception Care

You don't have to wait to meet with a midwife! Steel City Midwives loves to work with those considering pregnancy or trying to conceive. Preparing your body and your world for a baby can be easier with some extra care and guidance. Please contact the midwives to schedule a time to discuss this season of life.

*COVID protocols and Telemedicine appointments may fluctuate based on local community spread. They will be discussed during the consultation process.

Fee: $350.00 

(Should you become pregnant and choose to have a homebirth with SCM, this fee will be deducted from the Global Midwifery Fee.)

Personal Appointment

Pregnancy can bring up questions that you may not have realized that you would have. If you would like to schedule a time to discuss anything about your pregnancy, a previous or upcoming birth, postpartum concerns, breastfeeding, parenthood, etc..., the midwives would love to meet with you. This appointment is designed for those not currently working with Steel City Midwives or desiring full midwifery services. It is for those seeking information or wanting to process their experiences. Please contact the midwives to schedule a 1 hour session. This appointment does not take the place of on-going perinatal mental health services.

*COVID protocols and Telemedicine appointments may fluctuate based on local community spread. They will be discussed during the consultation process.

Fee: $350.00

Financing Your Homebirth

Barriers to midwifery care and homebirth are a reality for many. In order to make midwifery care and homebirth more accessible and affordable to everyone who wants it, Steel City Midwives is excited to now offer long and short-term financing options! We are also in the process of working towards the creation of a nonprofit fund for qualified clients.  We hope the following options make birthing at home affordable:

 

  • Multiple financing plans. Some include payments with 0% interest rates and some with no credit check.

 

  • Payment via cash, check, and Paypal.

  • Payment via FSA and HSA. Please check with your plan to see if Midwifery Services are approved.

 

  • Health Insurance reimbursement instructions. We can not guarantee what your carrier will provide or make these inquires for you.

  • Global Fee comparable to many Health Insurance Deductibles and significantly less than out-of-pocket costs for like services at regional hospitals.

  • No additional "Birth Kit" fees. The bulk of your supplies can be found already in your home. Other essential items will be delivered to you at 36 weeks and are included in the cost of services.

  • Waterbirth tub and liner provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. (You will need to purchase a hose  that reaches from your water source to your desired tub location and a submersible pump for water removal. These items can not be reused by the Midwives due to OSHA compliance.)

There are no discounts for transferring late into care and no refunds for services rendered. The midwives wish they could guarantee everyone a complication free pregnancy and birth without hospital transfers, but they can not.