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The Impact of Managed Care on Maternity Services- A Message from Dana


"I am frequently asked why I'm not a "participating provider" of maternity services through various HMO's and PPO's. The short answer is this: By design, the care my clients receive is much more involved than the typical obstetrician or hospital-based midwife. I simply cannot accept the limitations of time and resources that managed care places on its providers.

"I practice midwifery care, not managed care..." Dana Ericson, CNM

If you are in the process of choosing a maternity care provider, I highly recommend interviewing your potential providers. Some of these questions you should ask include how long typical prenatal visits last, what resources are available to you, when your first visit will be scheduled, how much of your labor and birth he or she will actually attend, and how much access you will have to him or her directly when you have questions or concerns. Then take some time to review my services.

As you prepare to bring a new life into the world, I invite you to carefully consider the impact your choice of caregiver will have on this incredible experience. If relationship-building, trust, respect, and support are what you need during this critical time, Midwife and Doula Services is truly worth the investment."

Dana Ericson, CNM