Desiree Macedo, Coventry, Rhode Island

Total eligible bills
$43,121
Provider discounts
$16,752
Total bills shared
$26,369

“Our youngest daughter, Aviana, certainly made a grand entrance despite what started out as a complication-free pregnancy. After four days in the hospital and nearly $40,000 in medical bills, our sweet little girl finally arrived.”

Hoping to add to our little family, we were drawn to CHM because of the amazing—and numerous—testimonies of CHM members who used the Gold maternity program. Their experiences gave us confidence that CHM is a trustworthy option, and we decided to become part of the CHM family. Additionally, I was thrilled that CHM’s biblical principles mean we share the same moral values.

Several months after joining CHM, I became pregnant and worked with a midwife to receive medical care. Though understanding how CHM works was at first a paradigm shift for our midwife, a quick explanation of the ministry by the CHM staff helped, and we set up a payment plan that would continue until my medical bills were shared. Anytime I or my midwife had a question, the CHM staff walked us through the next steps of the process.

Thankfully, my pregnancy had no complications—until our delivery date. On July 30, I thought my water broke. We called our midwife and let her know the baby was on the way. After arriving, she performed tests. It was a false alarm. She was greatly concerned, however, that my blood pressure was off the charts; she encouraged me to go to the hospital for additional care.

Over the next several days, I was induced daily until day four, when my midwife chose to break my water. Our youngest daughter, Aviana, certainly made a grand entrance despite what started out as a complication-free pregnancy. After four days in the hospital and nearly $40,000 in medical bills, our sweet little girl finally arrived.

We obtained significant discounts—so much so that our bill was reduced to $19,000. CHM members shared the remaining amount in full.

Looking back, I’m so glad I didn’t have to worry about the medical costs. I was able to place those burdens at God’s feet because of my CHM family’s faithfulness. Their financial support enabled me to focus on what I needed to do and to have a peaceful pregnancy.

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