Frequently Asked Questions
Follow the below link for “What is a Birth Center?”
A freestanding birth center specializes in caring for healthy individuals. Unfortunately, there are health conditions that would be better served in a higher acuity facility such as a hospital. Below is a list of conditions that would not be safe for a birth at Indian Creek. Same apply for the home birth setting.
- Bleeding Disorder and/or hemolytic disease
- Current drug or alcohol addiction
- Previous Cesarean Section
- Heart Disease
- Renal Disease
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Smoking past 12 weeks of pregnancy
*Please note that this list is not inclusive of all risk factors. A review of heath records will be needed for all prospective clients.
Indian Creek is partnered with an expert billing company that specializes in billing for out-of-hospital maternity care named Hamilton Billing. This ultimately means you will have an expert team behind you communicating with your insurance for all of your needs. In order to know what your out of pocket costs would be and begin receiving their support, you will need to register with them and answer all the initial questions on the registration form. This will give them the necessary information to start assisting you.
Please go to hamiltonbilling.com to start the insurance assessment process.
If you do not have insurance and will be paying for services out of pocket, please email us to discuss our self-pay options.
We can begin your care as early as you would like. If all is normal and well, 10-12 wks is a good timeframe to initiate your prenatal care. If you are transferring care from another provider, we accept transfers up until 34wks of pregnancy or later in extenuating circumstances.
Once you have initiated care with our practice, a dating ultrasound will be offered at your first visit. You will also be offered an anatomy ultrasound at about 20 weeks gestation. Further ultrasounds will be offered if and when indicated.
We can fax an ultrasound order to the facility of your choice and are billed to your insurance by the facility. Ultrasounds for fetal position and amniotic fluid evaluations are performed at the birth center by a midwife.
All of the standard pregnancy lab work will be offered and collected at the birth center. If you prefer to have the lab work collected at a different facility, we can fax a lab order to the location of your choice. All laboratory processing fees are billed directly to your insurance by the individual laboratory.