The initial visit is free for people searching for a midwife who’s the right fit for them through their pregnancy and birth.  Call to schedule a free appointment –  at 801-367-1981.




This package is mainly for people that come in from out-of-state just before they deliver or decide to switch providers at the end of their pregnancy. It includes:

  • A few personalized prenatal appointments,
  • Use of informed consent and discussion with parents concerning their preferences, concerns and needs,
  • Available by phone 24/7 to answer questions or concerns,
  • Appropriate lab work to fit individual needs,
  • Labor and birthing support, monitoring and guidance,
  • Emphasis on natural birth with appropriate use of herbs, essential oils, supplements, oxygen, and Pitocin (for hemorrhage),
  • Delayed cord clamping,
  • Baby – Mother skin to skin for first hour
  • Thorough newborn exam,
  • Newborn blood typing,
  • Birth certificate submission,
  • A keepsake foot prints certificate,
  • Two local home postpartum care visits,
  • Office visits up to 6 weeks postpartum, as needed,
  • Newborn Critical Congenital Heart Defect Screening (NCCHDS),
  • Newborn Hearing Screening,
  • Copy of prenatal and birth records, and
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening (Parents must purchase and provide the card. See information under Screenings below.)



We believe that it should not cost our clients an arm and a leg to give birth to their baby.  So we work hard to keep our expenses down and give them the best price that we can for the services that we offer.   In return, our clients work hard, on their part, to follow through with our instructions and suggestions and to get us paid in a timely manner.


We prefer getting a payment by the 4th or 5th appointment and then to be fully paid a month before the baby is due.  But that may not be possible for you to do.  Some clients pay something every prenatal visit.  Others pay in a lump sum when their income tax refund comes in or they get a bonus.  You know what kind of a payment schedule you can handle.  Therefore, you are responsible for deciding on a payment strategy and informing us of it in a timely manner.  We will give you a Payment Schedule form at the 2nd or 3rd prenatal for you to fill in and sign.  You can then return it to us at the following appointment.  Note that If the total sum has not been paid by the first postpartum visit after the baby is born, we will send you a bill, and you can continue to make payments until it is taken care of.  


We accept credit cards and health savings cards.  However, to make up for credit card processing fees, we charge for that in addition to our payment.  Text Raili Bjarnson 801-380-9316 if you want to make payments with a credit card.


Many insurance companies will pay midwives.  Some companies will pay for the entire prenatal through postpartum care.  Others, however, will cover only prenatals and/or postpartum.  If your insurance has proper coverage, we will submit insurance claims after the birth.  You will need to call your insurance company and ask the following questions:

  • Do you have maternity coverage? You may very well have medical insurance, but not have maternity coverage.
  • Does your insurance pay out-of-network providers? If your insurance company does not pay out-of-network providers, they will not pay us.
  • What is your deductible? If your deductible is over $2,000.00 or $2500.00 you might as well not bother with it.
  • Do you have a personal or family policy? If you have a family policy, find out when you need to notify them that the baby has arrived, so the baby can be put on the policy.  The time period is usually within 30 days.

If you do have insurance that has some coverage, we will submit claims for it.  However, we still prefer that you pay us up front and that we refund you, if and when the insurance comes in.


Unfortunately Utah will not pay Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives for home births.  Hopefully that will change in the future


If you are students or, otherwise, in a tough financial circumstance, come in and talk with us about it.  Together we can strategize and create a plan to accommodate your situation.