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    Marcy Perlman Tardio, CNM

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 29-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Marcy is incredible, we had two wonderful home births with her. She does all prenatal appointments in your home and refers to excellent providers when necessary. She is very experienced, honest, professional and easy to get in touch with. We absolutely love her!Based on May 2016 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 06-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: Highly experienced, confident, maternal and loving but not coddling. No nonsense and firm but not abrasive. I felt in extremely good and capable hands and had no doubts Marcy would make the best of whatever my birth would bring. I was right :) Insurance: No she doesn't take insurance but works with the wonderful Haya Brant who works with your insurance to get an out of network exception. She charges $13K but will take no less than $8K if the insurance only pays a portion. You're responsible for the rest. My insurance paid $8900 and I had $100 coinsurance.
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    On 01-Mar-2015
    Subject:  Based on a 2014 Birthing Experience
    Comment:  Member Review: We switched from a hospital birth to a home birth with Marcy Tardio at 32 weeks and could not have made a better choice. Marcy's care was superior and the personal attention she gave was incomparable to any medical provider that I have ever encountered. Marcy came to my home for all prenatal visits and prescribed all necessary sonograms and tests. She included my husband (with my consent) in prenatal visits. She taught us how to feel for the baby's position, gave us advice about how to prepare for the birth (hiring a doula, what supplies to have on hand, what to do in early labor, etc.) and after the birth--including looking in our refrigerator to make sure it was stocked for the days after the birth and asking about who would be around to help us. My husband was able to catch our son under Marcy's supervision. My baby and I had immediate skin-to-skin contact for about 2 hours and the cord was not clamped and cut for two hours after the birth. Marcy and the birth assistant/lactation consultant helped our new baby latch. Marcy did all of the necessary newborn tests, most of them while I was holding our newborn. Our baby had quite a bit of meconium--Marcy suctioned it out (while I held him) and made sure the baby was breathing clearly before leaving. She and her team cleaned up everything. When Marcy came back the next day for a follow-up, she again helped with breastfeeding. And Marcy's care included a four hour visit from a lactation consultant after the birth to help with establishing breastfeeding. Marcy was confident and professional throughout the birth; we never felt nervous and were so grateful that we did not have to travel to the hospital during the most intense part of labor. We also know that we would have been separated from our son had we been at a hospital because of the meconium in his stomach. Birthing at home also meant that our family members could visit unrestricted if we wanted and that we did not have to travel home. Insurance details: My insurance did not cover this in-network, but we ended paying only a small portion of Marcy's charge and were ultimately able to use health savings account funds (pre tax) to pay for our out-of-pocket expenses. Marcy's admin staff who help handle insura Review based on birth of 2014 baby
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 02-May-2012
    Subject:  Birth Survey 2012
    Comment:  Review Date: April 2012 REVIEW: Marcy is so wonderful! All of my prenatal appointments were done in my home and the labs, ultrasound facilities and other doctors we needed to see that she referred us to were fabulous. One of the major things that Marcy helped us with was arranging adINSURANCE ISSUES: Marcy bills insurance and put us in touch with her biller early on. Everything was extremely easy, we didn't have to do anything except give the biller our insurance information. I paid nothing out of pocket except co-pays for ultrasounds and labs. Yes, she handles everything. Depending on your coverage you may have a copay
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 16-Dec-2010
    Comment:  you’re interested in home-birth, I whole-heartedly recommend my midwife, Marcy Tardio, who attended the birth of my daughter at home in Brooklyn in January 2009. Marcy is an amazing professional and an amazing spirit. She only attends homebirths—she does not have hospital privileges. She is an RN, which means she can prescribe meds and do a lot of the stuff doctors do—but she is not at all “doctorly,” which I love. She has a warm, calm, funky, wise demeanor (with just a twist of ex-flower-child) that was a perfect fit for my family. She’s been practicing for over 20 years, and has experience in several (now-defunct) NY natural birthing centers in addition to her homebirth practice. She does house calls for all routine prenatal care, and provides referrals for any extra lab work or sonograms you need or want. (She also provides in-home well-woman non-ob gyn care—and can perform a pap WITHOUT a speculum!) During labor, I found her to be a rock-solid presence, who managed to make me feel completely safe and supported while also staying completely out of my way. She’ll be delivering our second baby in October.I don’t believe Marcy is “in network” for any insurance, but her services were covered 100% by our Blue Cross coverage under an out of network exception. Insurance for homebirth can be very complicated, and one of the wonderful things about Marcy is that she works with a billing specialist to handle all the insurance stuff and submit all the claims.If you do decide to interview homebirth midwives, I encourage you to contact Marcy at marcenu1@gmail.com or 718-788-9131. I also know a great doula who does both home and hospital births if you’re interested!(Recommended July, 2001)