If, for some reason, I can't come to your birth, another registered midwife or an intern will be sent to you. If I am sick, someone is on call for me. They will require payment and I will take care of it out of what you have paid me.
If you decide to transfer care to another midwife or it becomes necessary that you transfer care to an obstetrician and my services are discontinued, you will be charged $100 for each prenatal visit and the cost of labwork. I will give you a detailed statement and refund anything paid beyond services rendered at that point. No refund will be given if you decide to birth in the hospital and do not notify me of that decision.
If you have a hospital transport, my fee is not refundable. I go with you and still do your postpartum care. All transport, hospital, and physician costs incurred are your responsibility.
I reserve the option to refer care to other health care providers and/or refuse additional services should any mental, physical, or emotional condition not conducive to a safe homebirth reveal itself or should the financial arrangements discussed not be fulfilled, or any other reason the mother or midwife feels homebirth is not appropriate.