Blue Cross/Blue Shield: Reimburse for Out-of-hospital Childbirth Classes
Classes taught by certified childbirth educators that are not held at hospitals are often more innovative and honest than classes taught at hospitals. Hospital-based classes must strictly follow a specified curriculum, often excluding vital information, i.e. discussing the postpartum use of contraceptives in a Catholic hospital. Often hospitals cannot afford to offer non-traditional classes such as hypno-birthing, The Bradley Method, or Lamaze. All subscribers who pay their insurance premiums should be entitled to choose where they obtain their pretnatal education. Please let Blue Cross/Blue Shield know that today's consumers are demanding a better and more comfortable experience and should be entitled to the same reimbursement that they would receive if they took their classes at a hospital!