I have made this page to help other women get insurance coverage and reimbursement for prenatal care and their legal choice
of birth attendants. Whether it be birth center or a midwife for homebirth. Let's make them pay up!
Blue Shield HMO insists to me that "Maternity services provided by a CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) are a covered
benefit." But, they do not have any in network CNM's that do homebirths and they are not letting me go out of network
to obtain this service. (It took them 6 mo to find those 3 hospital CNM's in their own network).
I am most infuriated (thus this site) because if I, a college educated, solidly middle class woman with private insurance,
living in arguably the biggest richest metropolis in the world, cannot obtain free choice of legal healthcare providers WHO
If I were a welfare mom on medi-cal, this would be completely covered with no hassle.
I need help from other women and midwives!!!
If you have EVER gotten Blue shield HMO to pay or reimburse you please contact me.
If you are a midwife that has been denied entry into the Blue Shield HMO network, Please Contact Me!!!
To Contact Me Click Here
I want to be clear. As of this date I have not gotten them to pay, but I believe I have made a crack, now someone needs to
stick in a wedge. Let me know what blue shield has told you. They said they'd be making changes in the information they
give their members. I'd like to see If they did. I will help you in anyway I can.