Gig Harbor Midwifery

FREE CONSULTATION:

  • Prospective clients are encouraged to schedule a free one hour consultation to discuss their plans and meet Niki to see if we would work well together.


ON-CALL SERVICE:

  • Niki is available by phone or pager around the clock for labor or other urgent needs.  
  • In the event that Niki is unavailable due to attendance at another labor, planned off-call time, or family emergencies, a substitute Licensed Midwife will be available.


ROUTINE PRENATAL CARE:

  • Prenatal visits once monthly until 32 weeks, every two weeks until 36 weeks and then weekly until birth.
  • Routine labs and most additional testing can be done in the office.  Referrals will be provided for ultrasound.  
  • Additional referrals to other providers will be provided as needed.


HOME BIRTH:

  • Clients planning a home birth will receive a prenatal home visit at approximately 36-37 weeks.
  • A home birth kit containing necessary supplies, including towels and bed linens, will be delivered to your home at your home visit.  ($50 cleaning/restocking fee)
  • Your Birth Assistant fee ($250) will also be due at this time.
  • Gig Harbor Midwifery does not provide water birth tubs.  Referrals for rental or purchase are available upon request.
  • Services include attendance during your labor, delivery, and immediate postpartum.  A newborn exam is conducted during this time.


BIRTH CENTER BIRTH:

  • Niki attends births at The Birthing Inn in Tacoma or at The Birth House in Olympia.
  • Gig Harbor Midwifery clients who intend to deliver at the birth center should register there ($275 reservation fee) by 37 weeks gestation. 
  • Services include attendance during your labor, delivery, and immediate postpartum.  A newborn exam is conducted during this time.
  • You may stay at the Birth Center for up to 6 hours following delivery.


POSTPARTUM CARE:

  • Visits after the birth include two home visits in the first 5 days, then office or phone visits at 10-14 days and 3-4 weeks, and a final office visit at 6-8 weeks postpartum
  • Lactation support or referral are also provided


INSURANCE

  • We accept a variety of public and private health insurance plans, including some WA Apple Health plans.  Nicole Coraggio is an in-network provider for a number of insurance plans.  Please call your insurance to verify coverage.  
  • We also offer prepayment discounts for our cash paying clients who have paid in full by 37 weeks, and payment plans are available.
  • Gig Harbor Midwifery is grateful to work with Especially Births Medical Billing Services. 


SERVICE LOCATIONS:

  • Niki will attend home births within a 90 minute travel radius from her clinic in Gig Harbor.  This radius includes (but is not limited to) Gig Harbor, Fox Island, Tacoma, Auburn, Puyallup, Fife, Ruston, Fircrest, University Place, Lakewood, DuPont, Stielacoom, Lacey, Olympia, Olalla, Burley, Purdy, Key Center, Longbranch, Lakebay, Allyn, Vaughn, Belfair, Port Orchard, Manette, Bremerton, Silverdale, and Seabeck.  Exceptions may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Clients planning a birth center birth may live outside this radius if their home is within reasonable traveling time/distance from the birth center.

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