FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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I'M NERVOUS ABOUT NURSING FOR THE FIRST TIME, WHERE DO I START?

It is so helpful to start with a Prenatal Consult, where you can establish a relationship with a lactation consultant, address your fears, worries and medical history. Then when you have a baby in your arms lactation support is just a click away!


The Lactation 101 Class also can give you loads of information to help you feel prepared before you baby arrives. Then when you have a baby in your arms lactation support is just a click away!

WHY ARE THE APPOINTMENTS SO LONG?

Well... mostly because they revolve around a nursing baby, and babies work at their own pace! Also, your appointment is not rushed, we spend as much time as we need to get a thorough history, really listen to your concerns and obstacles and work together to find a realistic solution.

WHAT ARE YOUR SERVICES DURING COVID-19?

We are considered an essential service being part of the healthcare industry and continue to provide in-person visits, fully masked, taking special care to sanitize equipment and furniture between visits. We also provide virtual visits!

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

We are so excited to announce that we have officially partnered with LactationNetwork.com! This is an incredible organization that helps families get the lactation support they deserve, covered by their insurance.

The Lactation Network guarantees three 90-minute lactation consultations with a registered IBCLC, like me, at no out of pocket cost for approved plans.

 

They handle the paperwork and bill your insurance directly. We can currently accept most Regence, Premera, Cigna, BCBS plans.

To learn verify your insurance coverage please visit ​www.lactationnetwork.com​ . 

IS YOUR OFFICE ADA ACCESSIBLE?

Unfortunately it is not! We are located in a historic building in downtown Tacoma that is not equipped with elevators to access our office. We are happy to provide home visits at office visit fees for clients within 20 miles of Tacoma, who would otherwise need ADA accessibility. Please email us at hello@fernlactation.com to make this arrangement.