Natural childbirth in Long Island?
January 4, 2013 4:17 PM Subscribe
Natural childbirth in Long Island with Aetna insurance. Is this even doable? Do you have information that can help us?
posted by Shutter to health & fitness (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I are expecting our first child in July. Yay. But we're starting to get really depressed by our birthing options. We'd like to do a home water birth if possible. We have Aetna insurance, which has seemed pretty meh so far. Do any of you fine mefites have information about midwife survices or birthing centers in the area (we're in Glen Cove to be precise) that either take Aetna, or work well with insurance companies? Hospitals with great birthing centers? Any glimmers of hope? Our friends in the area all seem to have had pretty wretched birthing experiences.
We're getting to the point where we're trying to figure out how much we can afford out of pocket and whether that'll cover a midwife. Not that blowing our savings on having a baby seems like a great idea.