The gentlebirth.org website is provided courtesy of
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA
Campaign for the passage of California AB1306
Enables equal partnerships between nurse-midwives and obstetricians
Special page for California physicians and birth practitioners to join in support
The following explanation of medical need, courtesy of Birth & Beyond, Seattle, WA, is provided in order to expedite insurance coverage for the rental of a portable warm water immersion tub.
CPT CODE E1399
Goods provide Portable warm water immersion tub
Diagnosis The mother requires assistance with pain management during labor
Pain management during the birthing process costs the healthcare system
between $700.00-$1500.00 per patient. Warm water immersion provides
an atmosphere of relaxation and buoyancy that has proven to be an effective
method of reducing the need for medical intervention. Here are some
compelling reasons to invest in warm water immersion through reimbursement
of the portable tub.
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