The Clarksville Midwives are here to bring compassionate individualized midwifery care to you. Now offering prenatal care, labor, homebirth, postpartum, and newborn care.
Do you take insurance?
YES! We are in-network for most TENNESSEE and SOME Kentucky insurance plans. Unfortunately we are NOT able to accept Medicaid (TennCare), Medicare, or TRICARE. Each insurance company offers different plans that varies from person to person. The fastest way to know if we are in-network with your insurance plan and what your maternity benefits are is to call the number on the back of your card and ask them. We try to work with everyone’s financial situation and offer flexible interest free payment plans.
How much do your services cost out of pocket?
If we are not in-network with your insurance company or you are uninsured we offer a sliding fee scale based on your gross monthly household income (before taxes are taken out). Because the sliding scale fee is income based, the total price will vary from family to family. The sliding scale fees range from $2500 up to $5000. Basically if you add your total household income before taxes together and it falls between $2500 and $5000 that is what you pay! If the total is less than $2500 the cost would be $2500. If the total is more than $5000 then your cost is $5000. We try to work with everyone by offering reasonable interest free payment plans upon request.
Do you take Tricare?
Unfortunately no. As a mixed CNM/CPM team Tricare will not cover our services. We do offer a sliding scale for our self-pay military families that is based on your Base Pay plus any spousal income before taxes. If the total household income before taxes falls between $2500 and $5000 that is what you pay! If the total is less than $2500 then the cost would be $2500. If the total is more than $5000 then your cost is $5000. We offer payment plans so that you can make regular payments up to 36 weeks of pregnancy. If you would like to see Tricare coverage for all midwifery services, please contact Tricare and your local Congress person to ask for changes to Tricare policy.
Prenatal care is a time to get to know one another. At our initial visit, we will do a thorough history to determine your risk factors, make a plan for your care, and discuss how best to meet your needs. You can still access all of the standard options for pregnancy screening (such as labs and ultrasound) when planning an out of hospital birth. In fact, this is part of our ongoing risk assessment during your pregnancy. Our goal is to help you have a healthy pregnancy and birth. Occasionally this may include referral to another provider, or a change of plan for place of birth.
Prenatal care is provided at our office on the standard pregnancy schedule. We meet for monthly visits until 32 weeks, visits every other week until 38 weeks, and weekly visits thereafter. Also included is a 36-week home visit.
Labor and Birth
The Clarksville Midwives currently provide homebirth services within an hours drive of Clarksville, Tennessee. When you labor and birth in your own environment we will bring our supplies. Afterwards we will clean up, tuck you in to spend time with your newborn.
Postpartum & Newborn Care
Postpartum and newborn care is provided in your home and at our office. Your midwives will file your newborn’s birth certificate and you can obtain a copy from the Tennessee Office of Vital Records in person, online, or by mail. We provide all of the state mandated newborn services including Vitamin K & Erythromycin at birth, as well as newborn screening, and CCHD screening at your follow up visit. Your newborn will be referred for a hearing screen. Postpartum is the “4th trimester” and it is a time of growing and learning for you and your newly expanded family. We are here to support you and connect you with the resources you need to successfully navigate this time.