Does anyone know of a foundation (or something) that gives grants for homebirth?
My husband and I are both self-employed. We pay out-of-pocket for health insurance, but my insurance won't cover pregnancy without an expensive upgrade. When I was researching options, I found that I ctually qualify for CHP+. CHP+ isn't quite Medicaid (the income guidelines aren't as low), but it would cover my birth - likely in a hospital.
None of the homebirth CNMs or midwives can take CHP+, and the freestanding birth center doesn't take it, either.
I know it's possible to pay out of pocket, but taking on $4k in debt right when starting a family doesn't seem like a wise decision for us. Does anyone know of an alternate source of funding for homebirth? It's such a shame that CHP+ wouldn't reimburse the CNM at her full rate, when I'm sure it's cheaper than a hospital birth.