Santa Rosa's Premier Birth Center
Again and again, we hear from clients why they chose midwifery care over hospital care. Here are they are:
Safe, Affordable and Gentle Care For Mom and Baby. The World Health Organization consistently
supports midwifery care because the statistics reflect what we know and practice at Thrive; births
attended by midwives have lower infection rates, lower C-section rates, fewer complications, and
healthier outcomes – thus, lower overall medical costs.
Thrive is a lush and professional space, one where families know that the care they receive before,
during, and after birth will have a dramatic affect on the health of the whole family. In the UK, The
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has made sweeping recommendations for
mothers with low-risk pregnancies to birth out of hospital. Let’s explore why this works at Thrive.
Hour Long, Family Centered Prenatal Visits with Licensed Midwives. We use these visits to
discuss mother and infant health, physical exams, emotional and nutritional counseling, perinatal
education. We answer ALL of your questions while having ample time to get to know you and your
birth partner. Our care is based on your body, your needs, and your desires.
Evidence Based Care And The Midwifery Model Of Care. The Midwives Model of Care is based on
the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. We provide:
The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth
injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
Highly Trained Midwives for Normal Pregnancies. A midwife is a trained professional with special
expertise in supporting women to maintain a healthy pregnancy and birth, offering expert individualized
care, education, counseling and support to a woman and her newborn throughout the childbearing cycle.
A midwife works with each woman and her family to identify their unique physical, social and emotional
needs. When the care required is outside the midwife’s scope of practice or expertise, the woman is
referred to other health care providers for additional consultation or care.
We are midwives who are trained in the art and science of birth. We are experts in low risk
pregnancies, VBACs, and natural birth.
All tests and procedures are discussed, options are presented and your choices are respected
Labor Support For Homebirth
Insurance is always a tricky yet essential question. Thrive has chosen to limit the amount of clients each month to ensure special attention and individualized care to every birthing family. We provide comprehensive clinical care throughout pregnancy and postpartum time. To provide this quality of care we have chosen not to contract with insurance companies. This means we can only bill insurance plans that include out-of-network benefits.
When looking into insurance we find the best reimbursements come from plans that have a low out-of-network deductible, that allow birth centers or homebirth, and Licensed Midwives (L.M.) or Certified Practicing Midwives (C.P.M.).
We believe in educating our clients about their choices every step of the way, including financial agreements. We offer three types of financial agreements for our midwifery services.
The first utilizes a shared cost model. For clients that have a preferred provider organization (PPO) insurance plan, this means we charge a reduced rate of $6,500 for our midwifery services. Thrive then submits claims for reimbursement once care is complete (at 6 weeks postpartum), if the insurance company issues a reimbursement it would go directly to Thrive and not to the client. We have found that the majority of our clients choose the shared cost model. It simplifies having to deal with the hassle of insurance, negotiating and waiting for reimbursements, and makes it clear what their out of pocket expense is. If paid in full by the 2nd prenatal appointment clients receive a $250 gift certificate towards Thrive classes and products.
The second is specific for clients that have health maintenance organization (HMO) insurance plan. If the client has an HMO insurance plan the fee for midwifery services is $7,000. If paid in full by the 2nd prenatal appointment clients receive a $500 discount and $250 gift certificate towards Thrive classes and products.