Baby's Grasp

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is your policy for home visits during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Your appointment will only be confirmed after you submit the Covid-19 screening form which I will send to you in your intake form. 

According to CDC guidelines, please cancel your appointment if you or anyone in your household has:

-a fever, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of taste or smell or any other symptom consistent with Covid-19.

- tested positive for Covid-19

- been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 or has had symptoms consistent with the virus in the previous 14 days.

During the visit, I request that everyone present (over the age of two) wear a mask.

I am fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Do you Take Insurance?

As part of the Affordable Care Act, new insurance plans are required to cover women for preventative care, which includes breastfeeding support. While I am not in network with any insurance companies, I will provide you with a detailed SuperBill which you can then use to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Reimbursement is not guaranteed but filing is encouraged. Fees are due at the time of service.

How should I prepare for my initial consultation?

You've just welcomed a baby - you have done enough. Please leave the dishes in the sink and the the laundry in a pile.

Once you confirm your appointment with me, I will send you intake and consent forms. Please try to fill these out before I arrive, if possible.


Please try not to feed your baby right before I arrive - it is best if I can watch a full feeding session. 

I do not have insurance and I am part of a low income family. Can you help me?

I believe it is important for everyone to have access to quality breastfeeding support. Please contact me to discuss.

How do I know if my insurance will reimburse me?

The best way to know if a visit from a certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) is covered under your health care plan is to call the number on the back of your card and speak to member services. To get a phone script for talking with your insurance company about lactation coverage and reimbursement, click here.

Are all families welcome in your practice?

Individuals come to parenthood in all sorts of ways and I believe that all families should be supported. Single parents and families/parenting units of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome. If you are an adoptive or surrogate parent, co-nursing or chest-feeding, I would be honored to help you reach your goals.

What will happen at our visit?

At our first visit, we will go over both your and your babies health histories. We will discuss your breastfeeding experiences so far. We will weigh your baby. I will watch a full breastfeed. Based on this information, we will make a plan together on how best to reach your breastfeeding goals.