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July 7th, 2013 06:48 PM #16
What's odd is there are usually CNMs in more populated areas who attend home births, at least enough to cover the demand. I don't know if it's cost, availability, lack of information/ research, or something else that causes women who opt for home birth to choose a different type of midwife, but I'd be interested to know the motivation behind that.Mom to 2 girls ♥ Bayard McConnell "Bay" & Marguerite Davis "Maple"
July 7th, 2013 09:33 PM #18Senior Member
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Oh how I wish this was an option for me. The only birthing center in my metro area is NOT attached to a hospital. Pretty much, if I want to birth with a CNM, I can do it at the birthing center or in my home. I could be wrong, but I don't think that there are many areas in the US that have true midwife run birth centers attached to hospitals. If I choose a hospital birth, I will have intervention after intervention pressed upon me, making my birth much more stressful than it would be if I could trust the attendants to just leave me alone unless something was wrong. Then I'll have people bugging me from sunup to sundown following the birth, keeping baby and me from sleeping, nursing, etc. I'm sure there are US hospitals where this is not the case, but most of us don't have access to them
That said, this paper convinced me not to go with the local birth center, so thank you, Blade. I'd rather deal with the aforementioned complications than mourn a dead or neurologically impaired baby. We'll just be bringing a doula and checking out as soon as I am physically ableTara, proud mama to a Honey Badger
... and a Badger in Training
July 8th, 2013 04:16 AM #20
July 8th, 2013 04:18 AM #22
New Zealand, it is the same midwives (all competent, trained professionals) who attend both hospital and homebirths. No wonder birthing at home is such a safe option for so many women hereTwo small people, Mila and Cato.
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July 8th, 2013 04:33 AM #24