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The decision to birth at Natural Beginning Birth Center does not have to be financially onerous.  In fact, delivering in a hospital setting is far more expensive and yet lacks the continuous support, care, and hydrotherapy provided in the birth center.  If you have insurance, we will process the actual midwifery care in-network, and then process the birth center facility fee out-of-network.  Unfortunately, most birth center facility fees in the state of Texas are out-of-network – except for Cigna, Aetna, and Humana with whom we are in-network.  Thankfully, even if your insurance carrier is out-of-network, many insurance companies allow for this fee to be considered in-network because no in-network alternative exists in Texas.  For those out-of-network or without insurance, the birth center facility fee is $3100. We have reset this rate recently to be inline with our in-network contracted rates. For those without insurance for maternity care and birth center facility fees, the entire prenatal care, birth, and postpartum care costs $5500.  This includes all routine ultrasounds (8 and 20 week scans) and routine fetal testing (such as non-stress tests and amniotic fluid indexes for advanced maternal age) performed during your pregnancy.  We participate in the Care Credit program which allow interest-free payments over 6-12 months depending on your credit score.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at:  edarnall@obgynnorth.com