Insurance

We are the first accredited CABC birthing center in Los Angeles, and the first to accept in-network insurance.

It’s 2020, do you know how much it actually costs to give birth? Not to alarm you, but combined costs for birth (prenatal, birthing, postpartum care) may be one of the most expensive hospital treatments you may experience this decade. If unplanned, the cost of giving birth can really put a dent in your family’s wallet.

Often, we hear from sleep-deprived new parents who researched and planned for their birth, only to receive extra bills for “options” or “transport fees” they were not aware of. On top of adjusting to parenthood, they now had a large medical bill to pay off. Some weren’t aware that C-sections costs 50% more than a traditional delivery from their insurance. (Did you know that if you pay out of pocket, it averages approximately being only $400 more? If you answered no, don’t be alarmed, out of 86% of women in the U.S. who gave birth last year, only a fraction knew.

According to USA Today, average out-of-pocket costs among women with health insurance increased 49%, from $3,069 to $4,569 from 2008 to 2015, the latest year for which statistics were available, according to a study published last week in the journal Health Affairs.

We at GraceFull are not only committed to helping you have a precious and profound birthing experience, but we also want you to be FINANCIALLY EMPOWERED. 

It would help if you didn’t stress out over those extra costs. In fact, we want to take care of them for you. We have an in-house insurance biller and a client concierge to fees associated on your behalf, so you don’t have to.

We help you get an in-network exception for most HMOs and most privately funded PPOs (like Aetna, Health Net, Cigna, and United Health Care) and understand what deductions mean. If you choose to take the insurance route, a simple one-time co-pay is all you pay, and we take care of the rest.

If you are not pregnant yet, please remember to sign up for a HealthShare account like Liberty, Unity, Solidarity, and Altura to pay for both home and birthing center births.

Below is a list of what you receive with our Licensed Midwifery Care, including  what’s included at our birthing center versus birthing at a traditional hospital, and a fee schedule for lab tests, ultrasounds, and tubs that may not be covered by your insurance.
Give us a call at the center to set up an appointment to see what you qualify for.

Midwifery Care Services Include:
• 30-60 minute prenatal visits
• 24/7 phone or text support
• Online client mobile access to midwives and medical records
• Prenatal visits that follow obstetrical standards
• Insurance verification of benefits
• Midwifery care in active labor
• Labor assistant
• All lab draw fees, including newborn screening draw fee
• GraceFull’s exclusive online Childbirth Education class
• Extensive online library handouts
• In-person classes:
-Breastfeeding 101
-Infant Care
-History, Hats and Hormones
• Client Concierge services for insurance
• 4 Postpartum visits for newborn
• 4 Postpartum visits for postpartum person
Facilities services include:
• Chemical-free water in the birthing tub
• Birthing stool, birthing swings, and birthing balls
• Hospital-grade green cleaners
• En suite private bathroom and shower
• Underground parking during the birth
• Wireless sound system
• Aromatherapy
• In kitchen: nespresso, microwave, refrigerator, coffee & tea
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
• Fee for labs
• Fee for ultrasounds
• Antibiotic therapy
• RhoGam therapy if Rh-
• Nitrous Oxide
• Vitamin K & Erythromycin
• Birthing tub
• Hospital birth under CNM care
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GraceFull Care Services

• Low-risk pregnancy specialist
• Checks blood pressure
• Listens to baby’s heart rate
• Measures fundal height
• Draw labs
• Prescriptions
• Suturing
• Ultrasounds
• Follows obstetrical schedule of prenatal visits
• 24/7 emergency access
• One-hour prenatal visits
• Weekend and evening visits
• General education about body, birth, and postpartum period
• Time to see and hear your personal concerns
• Labor sitting (sitting with you the entire time during active labor)
• No rushing of care during immediate postpartum
• Delayed clamping and cutting of cord
• Informed consent and education for all labs, medicine, and injections
• Immediate newborn assessment at birth
• Assisting baby to latch during breastfeeding
• Initial postpartum visit at home
• Newborn visit at home
• (3) additonal postpartum visits for mom and newborn
• (4) lactation assessments
• Nutritional assessment and coaching
• Exercise assessment and education
• Discussion on all labs and tests before they happen
• Informed consent of all labs and ultrasounds on pregnant person’s body and baby’s body
• Free breastfeeding class
• Free infant care class
• Free class on emotional and mental prep for birth
• Access to educational handouts

OBGYN CARE SERVICES

• High-risk pregnancy specialist
• Checks blood pressure
• Listens to baby’s heart rate
• Measures fundal height
• Draw labs
• Prescriptions
• Suturing
• Ultrasounds
• Follows obstetrical schedule of prenatal visits
• 24/7 emergency access


GRACEFULL BIRTHING INC
2815 West Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2 blocks west of Silverlake Blvd
#105 - Birthing Center
#205 - Classroom & Practitioners

E: hello@gracefull.com
P: 323.486.7134
F: 323.544.6206

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