Our Services

Packages and Pricing

We are excited to join you on your journey through birth! Babies are blessings & the gift of birthing them is sacred, precious, & should be supported & protected so that each new parent can look back on their child’s birth with joy & fulfillment. That’s what our birth team is here to help do!

Birth Center Package

ALL-INCLUSIVE BIRTH CENTER PACKAGE
$5,500

When you give birth at our center we have every detail in mind.  From water birth to newborn metabolic screening, we have you covered.

Midwifery Care Included:

  • All prenatal appointments

  • 3 postpartum visits

  • Anatomy scan ultrasound
  • Standard Labs and Bloodwork  (obstetric panel, glucose screen, a second CBC, GBS)

  • Birth and any medications or equipment required for the safest birth experience possible and several hours monitoring postpartum

  • Filing birth certificate and social security

  • Birth assistant trained and certified in neonatal resuscitation
  • BIRTH BOOT CAMP COURSE (Offered in-office 3x per year)

Newborn Care:

  • Immediate assessment and care at birth

  • Newborn exam

  • Optional recommended Vitamin K injection for newborn
  • Optional Erythromycin newborn eye ointment
  • Newborn screening lab tests
  • Newborn congenital heart defect screening

Birth Center Services:

  • Birth suite and general facility use in labor and immediate postpartum

  • Hydrotherapy, water birth, and other comfort measures available

  • All labor and birth supplies

  • Any necessary medications or IV fluids during birth

    For Lux Upgrade, see details below

Birth Center Package

ALL-INCLUSIVE BIRTH CENTER PACKAGE
$5,500

When you give birth at our center we have every detail in mind.  From water birth to newborn metabolic screening, we have you covered.

Midwifery Care Included:

  • All prenatal appointments

  • 3 postpartum visits

  • Anatomy scan ultrasound
  • Standard Labs and Bloodwork  (obstetric panel, glucose screen, a second CBC, GBS)

  • Birth and any medications or equipment required for the safest birth experience possible and several hours monitoring postpartum

  • Filing birth certificate and social security

  • Birth assistant trained and certified in neonatal resuscitation
  • BIRTH BOOT CAMP COURSE (Offered in-office 3x per year)

Newborn Care:

  • Immediate assessment and care at birth

  • Newborn exam

  • Optional recommended Vitamin K injection for newborn
  • Optional Erythromycin newborn eye ointment
  • Newborn screening lab tests
  • Newborn congenital heart defect screening

Birth Center Services:

  • Birth suite and general facility use in labor and immediate postpartum

  • Water birth and other comfort measures available

  • All labor and birth supplies

  • Any necessary medications or IV fluids during birth

Home birth package

 ALL-INCLUSIVE HOME BIRTH PACKAGE $5,900

  • Office prenatal appointments 
  • Birth at home and any medications or equipment required for the safest birth experience possible, several hours monitoring postpartum, full newborn assessment
  • 3 office postpartum check-ups
  • Anatomy Scan Ultrasound
  • All standard labs abd bloodwork (obstetric panel, glucose screen, a second CBC, GBS)
  • Use of our inflatable birth pool
  • FREE BIRTH BOOT CAMP COURSE (Offered in-office 3x per year)
  • Birth Assistant certified in neonatal resuscitation
  • Newborn exam
  • Birth certificate and social security filed
  • Optional recommended Vitamin K injection for newborn
  • Optional Erythromycin newborn eye ointment
  • Newborn screening lab tests
  • On call 24/7 for birth from 37 to 42 weeks of pregnancy
  • Not included: your birth kit (approx. $60), any additional non-standard labs/ultrasound, RhoGam if rh- blood type, patient home supplies list

AL LA CARTE

Early Gender Detection Blood Test: $160

Birth Boot Camp Natural Childbirth Education Series:
$350 to non-patients; included free for all patients of Journey Birth Center, qualifying you for a $150 discount if present at all classes; offered 3X per year:

  • BBC prepares couples for the BEST births—we truly see those who take this course have the smoothest, most peaceful births.
  • This is the BEST Childbirth Education Course we have seen!  Highly recommended, ESPECIALLY if this is your first natural birth.
  • BirthBootCamp.com for more information

DISCOUNTS
MAY BE STACKED UP TO A MAXIMUM OF $400 OFF BIRTH PACKAGE:

·        Paying in full at intake -$200

·        Paying in full by 20 weeks of pregnancy -$100

·        Hiring a doula (certified with at least 10 births experience) -$100

·        Hiring one of our recommended doulas -$150

·        Taking Birth Boot Camp in-office -$150

·        Taking Birth Boot Camp with another instructor or online -$50

·        Taking Bradley Classes or Hypno Birthing, in-person -$50

·        Military or Minister -$100

·        Repeat client of The Journey Birth Services -$200

Equipment and Medications

Though the need for any medical intervention or use of medication is minimal, we are prepared at every birth with the following equipment and medications, among other supplies:

  • fetal doppler
  • blood pressure cuff and stethoscope
  • amniotomy supplies
  • catheterization supplies
  • sterile suturing equipment
  • medications to control excessive bleeding or hemorrhage
  • medical charts and records
  • neonatal stethoscope
  • baby resuscitation equipment
  • oxygen tank and supplies
  • baby scale
  • pulse oximeter (tests newborn for congenital heart defects or disease)
  • sterile birth supplies (hemostat, clamp, scissors)
  • birth tub
  • IV fluid and sterile IV supplies (the need for IV therapy is rare).
  • In addition, home birth families order our custom birth kit  and provide a basic list of home supplies

The consultation appointment is free. 

PAYMENT POLICY AND METHOD:

An initial payment of nonrefundable $500 towards the full fee is due at your intake appointment.  After that, a minimum of $200 is due prior to each prenatal appointment, with the remainder paid in full by 35 weeks gestation. All payment (unless cash or check) is made from the convenience of your home through our online invoicing system prior to your appointments and accepts all major credit cards, bank transfer, and electronic check.  This allows families to pay towards their balance at a pace that works best for them in order to pay off the balance by 35 weeks.  The birth team is not on call for labor if fee is not paid in full.

 

REFUND AND TRANSFER POLICY:

In the event that your care is transferred for any reason prior to 36 weeks, you can be refunded for the amount you already paid, minus the $500 deposit and $175 per prenatal appointment scheduled. Refunds are unavailable after 36 weeks, regardless of the location and method of the birth.  Refunds are not available in the event of a precipitous delivery or necessary/elective transport to the hospital during labor or postpartum.  Midwifery services are to make sure you get the best possible birth and this includes recognizing the occasional need for transport, or accommodating the family should they elect an unnecessary transfer.  If you transfer care at any point, whether prenatally or in labor, the midwife will facilitate a timely transfer of all your charts and records, and if in labor will call ahead to ensure the provider is ready to receive you upon arrival and promptly fax your records.  Though labor transfer is very rare (less than 10% for first time moms/VBACs and less than 1% for those who have had a vaginal birth before), it is highly recommended that you hire a doula (one of ours or your own) as your doula’s only job is to advocate for you and will accompany your delivery even in the rare event of transfer.