BCBR Financial Guide

We understand that when bringing a new member into your family, financial planning is extremely important and expenses must be carefully considered, including the cost of giving birth. We strive to individualize our care in every aspect, including billing. Once you are a client, our billing coordinator meets with you to discuss your personal insurance and financial situation and, together, you will create options that help you comfortably finance your care.

Overview of Fee Schedule

Registration Fee - $250 (due at 2nd appointment and is not covered by insurance)
  • Reserves your place as a client in your birth month
  • Demonstrates a financial commitment to your care at the birth center
  • Includes prenatal yoga, taking baby home class, FMLA paperwork, etc. 
Professional Fee - (Global maternity care and initial newborn care)
  • -prenatal care by our midwives throughout your pregnancy
  • -24 hour access to midwifery care and support
  • -on-call nurse for birth and postpartum care
  • -midwifery care during labor, birth, and postpartum
  • -initial newborn care
  • -breastfeeding support
  • -24-48 hour in-home postpartum visit; 1 week and 6 week postpartum visits at the birth center
Facility Fee - Covers the facility cost of the using the birth center. 


Along with knowing the components of our fee schedule, it is also important to know whether or not we are contracted with your insurance company so you can plan for in or out-of-network coverage. Here is a list of our current statuses with the major insurance providers in Louisiana. If you do not see your insurance company listed here, that does not mean that you can only get out-of-network coverage. Talk with our billing coordinator about requesting an in-network exception with your carrier.

In-network insurance carriers:

  • Aetna (Starting May 1, 2019)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (Including Community Blue)
  • United Healthcare
  • LSU First 
  • Verity
  • WebTPA
  • Cigna
  • Tricare/Triwest
  • Vantage
  • Medishare
  • Health Sharing plans - Christian Healthcare Ministries, Liberty (please contact us if you have another health sharing plan)
Out-of-network insurance carriers:
  • Aetna until May 1, 2019
  • Humana (does not cover care in birth centers, all Humana members would need to be self-pay)
Our billing company will analyze your individual insurance policy and we will use that information to estimate your out-of-pocket costs and design a payment plan that works with your budget. Please contact us if you do not see your insurance listed.  
We are not able accept Medicaid at this time.  


Please contact us to learn more about our self-pay option.