Do all Certified Nurse-Midwives offer home birth services?
Certified Nurse-Midwives, legally can attend home births, however it is an option not available in Tucson. The next best option of home birth is what you are looking for is the El Rio Birth and Women's Health Center.
What birthing options with Certified Nurse-Midwives are available in Tucson?
See List of CNM practices on this web site.
Where do I take Childbirth classes if I see a Certified Nurse-Midwife?
- Birthing Rooms at Tucson Medical Center or Northwest Women's Center
- Freestanding Birth Center: Birth and Women's Center (near TMC)
Ask at your midwife's office. Some offices provide classes right at their office or may refer you to a private educator or the hospital where you plan to give birth. You may also check this website for current classes around town.
What if I don't have insurance that covers pregnancy AND I don't qualify for AHCCCS?
See this website under Financial Plans and Insurance for details.
If you are paying cash:
Call around to each CNM practice and ask for their prepaid cash package and TMC for their sliding scale price for either home or hospital birth. Ask what the package includes. It may or may not include laboratory work, ultrasound, or other testing that may become necessary during the pregnancy. Also, call TMC or the Birth Center and ask for the hospital's prepaid maternity package for a vaginal delivery (a Cesarean delivery will be more) The hospital is a separate charge from the midwife's fee. In addition to the basic hospital package there will be a pediatrician fee and if you have an epidural there may be an anesthesiologist fee. Neither of these provider fees will be included in the hospital's fee or the midwife's fee.
El Rio has a sliding scale for clients who do not have insurance and they take cash pay.
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