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All The Answers

What is the cost of care?

Individual costs may vary from family to family as every situation is unique, but I strive to make care affordable for all families. This is typically discussed in the initial consultation.

Do you take insurance?

At this time, Mountain Roots Midwifery is a cash-pay practice, however, a detailed billing statement will be provided after your 6 week postpartum visit which you may self-submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Reimbursement is not guaranteed. At this time, I am not a Medicaid provider in either TN or AL due to issues with reimbursement.

Do you offer sliding scale fees for low-income families?

There are many options for payment. Mountain Roots Midwifery may offer a sliding scale to families who qualify based on household income and is evaluated on a case by case basis.

Where do you attend births?

I currently attend births in parts of Giles and Lincoln counties in TN as a CNM. Additionally, I provide well woman care in these areas.  
I also serve families in North Alabama (Limestone, Morgan, and Madison counties) as a CPM/LM. I do NOT have a CNM license in the state AL and do NOT practice as such. I do not intend to do so at this time unless an opportunity arises that meets the requirements to license as a CNM or the regulations governing CNMs changes. When practicing in AL, my scope is limited to that of a CPM and I practice under the guidelines set forth by the Alabama State Board of Midwifery. 
If you have additional questions as to what this means, feel free to contact me for more information.

Do you attend VBAC, twin, or breech birth?

I believe in a woman's right to informed birth choices. Those desiring VBAC, twin, or breech birth may be candidates for birth with Mountain Roots Midwifery after careful consideration on a case by case basis. Additional fees may apply if additional midwives are needed to attend the birth. Due to restrictions for LMs in Alabama, these births cannot be accomplished in there. Women desiring these options must birth in the state of Tennessee as Alabama state law prohibits these actions by a licensed midwife/CPM.

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