Carrboro Midwifery is a small homebirth practice located in Carrboro, NC and owned by Deb Fiore CNM. Deb is a midwife with 19 years experience. She has worked in a variety of midwifery settings including high risk hospital obstetrics, faculty at UNC Chapel Hill, staff midwife at a free standing birth center and homebirth. Deb has attended over 1300 births including 150+ homebirths. In her own words, " I have pretty much seen and done it all". When asked why she prefers to attend women in the home setting, her answer is "a woman who chooses an unmedicated labor and birth will instinctively do so most effectively when in familiar surroundings where she feels comforted, loved, supported and where she feels SAFE. For most women, this is in their own home. As a midwife, I am then able to do what I do best - quietly attend, intervene when nedeed and sit on my hands when not!!"
*photo courtesy of Laura Thornbrough and her sweet Wyatt
At Carrboro Midwifery we are happy to support the use of hydrotherapy for labor and birth. Deb labored with her second baby in the water and had a waterbirth with her third baby. She has been attending waterbirth since 1999. Waterbirth has many benefits for both mother and baby including pain relief and a gentler transition for baby. Most of our clients will choose to use water at some point during their labor with over half choosing to birth in water. Our birth pool rental fee is included in the global fee.
We are also proponents of placenta encapsulation as well as lotus birth. Please visit our FB page https://www.facebook.com/carrboromidwifery/ to learn more about these options and the benefits that honoring and preserving the placenta can have for both mother and baby. We work with Betsy Huljev at www.betsyhuljev.com and Jacquie Biehl at www.bienvenuebirth.com. Both these ladies provide excellent service and may be willing to do encapsulation in your home so placenta never leaves the "nest".
*photo courtesy of Deb's iphone - Manhattan skyline at sunset
We are a small practice accepting up to 3 clients per month. We service primarily the Greater Triangle and Piedmont regions. We have kept the practice small so we can offer all visits and birth in the comfort of your home. Our global fee is $6000 and that includes prenatal, postpartum and newborn visits as well as the labor, birth, birth assistant, pool rental and birth kit.
Additional costs include labs and ultrasounds although these costs are typically billed directly to insurance. We accept Medicaid and TriCare (and charge a $2500 fee to cover expenses not covered by these insurers). We are not in-network with commercial insurers but are happy to assist you with reimbursement and will supply you with an itemized invoice for reimbursement purposes. We accept cash, personal checks, credit cards and HSA/FSA for payment. Call or email us to schedule a free consultation. Please also visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/carrboromidwifery as we have many posts that are pertinent to the care we provide at CM as well as an introduction to Deb and her birth assistants.
*photo courtesy of Deb's iPad - thatched cottage on outskirts of Dublin, IE