Frequently Asked Questions
For women on Oregon Health Plan, the complete cost of midwifery care is covered! Ash Johnsdottir is an approved OHP provider. You need to be enrolled on an “open card”, but we can help you do that!
If you have questions about your insurance or want to know more, call (541) 908-9188 and let’s talk.
However the vast majority of women who plan to give birth at home will not need to transfer care. And the vast majority of the women who do need a transfer for medical care will not need an ambulance or emergency services.
Example transfer scenario: The midwife arrives to care for a woman in labor. After assessing her, it is discovered that the baby has turned to the breech position. After the midwife and the family discuss the possible risks and benefits of delivering a breech baby at home, the family elects to deliver via a cesarean in the hospital. The midwife calls the labor and delivery unit to notify them of the transfer of care. Father drives, while the midwife helps the mother breathe through contractions during the ride. The midwife brings the complete medical chart and assists the physician by providing the mother’s history. The midwife remains with the family through the birth. After the birth, postpartum midwifery care starts and the midwife provides care for mother and newborn and helps with the special challenges of breastfeeding after a cesarean.