My hope for you is that your health insurance completely covers in-home lactation visits with Growing Families Lactation & Doula and that these visits are FREE for you! This is the case for most moms with health insurance in our area. If you have BCBS, Anthem, or Cigna for health insurance, you are very likely covered for free visits. Some United Healthcare and Aetna plans are covered also. If you haven't already, verify to see if you get free visits by:
If you do not have free in-home visits, the support that Growing Families Lactation & Doula offers are:
In-home lactation consultations where Jessica comes to your home. The fee for the first visit is $175. I accept HSA / FSA cards for payment if you would like to use those. I also provide a coded receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement; however, the visit may not be covered because I could be considered out of network. Payment is due at the time of service. This fee includes texting / chatting before our meeting if needed, a 60-90 minute visit in your home addressing all your concerns, and as much text / phone support as you need after the visit. When not covered by health insurance, I do as much follow-up support as possible over the phone and I do not charge for this - I simply want you to be successful! When you have an emergent need, I try to do a visit within 24-48 hours. To know more about what to expect in one of these visits, see our lactation page. To schedule a visit, you can text Jessica at 336-707-3842 or complete the contact form on our website.
Free Growing Families Postpartum Support Group that meets in Kernersville on select Mondays. Anyone is welcome to join this group - we have it simply to serve the needs of our community! My doula partner, Maggie Thompson, usually leads the group. There is a scale to weigh your baby. Come as you are - we'd love to meet you and your baby! For dates, check out our education page at the bottom for information on support group. Also be sure to check social media by noon on the day of the support group to confirm that we are still meeting. Very rarely we need to cancel the group because we are birth doulas also and babies come when they want to come!
Other community resources that may be free / covered by your health insurance:
Contact the hospital where your baby was born. You should be able to ask to speak with a lactation consultant. Then you can schedule a time to go back to the hospital to see this lactation consultant. These visits are usually covered by all health insurances and medicaid; however, ask about payment and insurance at the time that you schedule. Here are the direct phone numbers to the lactation department at our local hospitals:
Cone Health (Greensboro): 336-832-4777
Novant Health (Winston): 336-718-5636
Atrium Health / Baptist (Winston): 336-716-6212
Reach out to La Leche League
If you have WIC, contact your local WIC office and you can be connected with breastfeeding peer counselors and other resources. They can make sure that you have a breast pump as well.
There are options for support in the Triad if you would like to breastfeed! I do in-home lactation consultations in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, High Point, and beyond. If you would like a home visit, contact me. If you have questions or concerns about your breastfeeding journey, reach out for support. No one should do this journey alone!
Written by: Jessica Bower, IBCLC (lactation consultant)