Natural Childbirth at The Birthing Inn

Scheduling and Sign Up

Step 1 – Schedule your care with a Midwife

The midwives listed on the page linked below are the Midwives with “birthing privileges” at TBI. Look at their bios and web sites, and think about who would be the best fit for you and your family.  Contact one or more of the midwives you feel you’d like to connect with, and set up a meet and greet appointment. Be sure to ask the Midwife you would like to work with whether they accept your insurance policy, if you have one.

Each listed midwife books their own appointments. The receptionist at TBI only books appointments for Susan Sherwood, LM, CPM, and her associate, Katrina Neff, LM, CPM

Visit the Midwives page to find your Midwife

Step 2 – Set your registration appointment

Once you’ve established care with your Midwife, you’ve remained low risk and you’re 36 weeks pregnant, it’s time to reserve your spot at TBI!  To register at TBI you will need  your insurance policy information, your drivers license, and a way to pay your reservation fee of $325.00. It usually takes about 30 minutes to set up your registration. We will walk you through the process, help you select your birth suite, and answer all your questions.

Schedule your registration appointment

Why do I need to sign up separately with a Midwife and with The Birthing Inn?

The Birthing Inn is the birthing facility (the home where you will give birth), and the Midwife is your personally selected care provider. TBI does not hire Midwives, TBI only grants birthing privileges to carefully selected Licensed Midwives and Certified Nurse Midwives.

Think of it in the same way you think about a primary care physician and a hospital. You choose the provider you prefer for your family, and you also choose your hospital based on your needs and the facility itself. The physician has “admitting privileges” to hospitals, but the physician is not employed by or chosen for you by the hospital. In the same way, Midwives have “birthing privileges” at The Birthing Inn, but the Midwife is not employed by or chosen by The Birthing Inn.