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  • What is the difference between a midwife and a doula?
    Midwives are primary healthcare providers for low-risk clients and newborns. They are trained to provide holistic care throughout the childbearing years; particularly pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. They are trained to recognize complications and coordinate care with higher level providers when necessary, as well as to perform certain emergency measures if complications arrise. Doulas focus on emotional support of their clients during pregnancy. During labor and birth they provide continuous physical and emotional support and are full of tips and tricks to make your labor more comfortable. They do not perform any clinical tasks. Both midwives and doulas work to make sure you are informed, supported, and empowered in the decisions you make about your care!
  • Are there different kinds of midwives?
    Yes! Utah is a great place to choose midwifery care and different types of midwives legally practice here. It is your right to choose where, when, how, and with whom you give birth. Here is a graphic about different types of midwives: LDEM- Licensed Direct Entry Midwives are also Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) who have met the requirements for the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). In addition to being certified by NARM, they are also licensed by the state of Utah and can carry oxygen, lidocaine, Rhogam, Vitamin K, Eye ointment, IV's, medications for hemorrhage, and antibiotics. CPM- Certified Professional Midwives have met the requirements for the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). CPMs can carry oxygen but cannot carry or administer any other medications unless also licensed in Utah (See above). They can, however, deliver breech babies and twins. DEM- Direct Entry Midwives may or may not have met the requirements for the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) but have not become a CPM. DEMs can carry oxygen but cannot carry or administer any other medications. They can, however, deliver breech babies and twins. CNM- Certified Nurse Midwives have become a Registered Nurse and then completed schooling to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. Most CNM's work in hospitals and are able to carry medications, write prescriptions and are under the supervision of a doctor. Thanks to our partner, Krista of Miracle Midwifery for this summary of the types of midwives practicing in Utah!
  • Is there a payment plan available?
    Yes! We offer 0% interest in-house financing for balances paid in full by 36 weeks. We may also be able to help you submit a claim to your insurance as an out-of-network provider and we can accept payment from Health Savings Accounts/Flexible Spending Accounts. Payment is typically due by 36 weeks, but we also offer up to a 12-month payment plan through Denefits.
  • Are there services that aren't covered in the midwifery care package?
    Since all care is customized to your individual needs, there may be some additional expenses. These may include: Additional ultrasounds. $200 for an anatomy scan follow-up or 41-week biophysical profile and $85 for gender, dating or wellness. Those fees are payable directly to the ultrasound provider. If your insurance will cover your ultrasound at an approved facility we are happy to write an order so that you have full coverage and a lower out of pocket fee for these services. Rhogam for Rh- negative clients. About $150 per injection. This may also be covered by insurance. Expanded lab work. Consultations and/or appointments with other providers. Out-of-state travel fee. $500.
  • What if I don't want to have a homebirth? What if I don't need a doula?
    Even though we may wear the same clothes to appointments, Daphne and I aren't the same and don't have to be a package! Daphne is an independent practitioner within our business and she provides doula services to anyone regardless of where and with whom they choose to birth! If hospital birth is right for you, we can even help you find a provider who may align with how you envision your birth. Likewise, if Amanda is your midwife for a homebirth, you don't have to hire Daphne as a doula!
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