Anyone using a midwife in the US?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Kris522, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Kris522

    Kris522 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I was just curious if anyone is using a midwife in the United States. From what I read on here, they are the norm in the UK. I live in NC, and just found out that midwifery is illegal here! However, I live close to the SC border, where it is legal.

    Anyone else thinking of going with a midwife/home birth?
     
  2. vineyard

    vineyard Mom of twin girls!

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    A certified nurse midwife (masters degree) is legal in every state and licensed in the state and usually have right to deliver in a hospital. They usually don't deliver in homes though because they pay medical malpractice just like a doctor would and the risk is just too high in a home birth setting.

    I considered getting a certified nurse midwife here but can't now that I'm considered high risk.
     
  3. Kris522

    Kris522 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Vineyard! I'm going to look into that too.
     
  4. vineyard

    vineyard Mom of twin girls!

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    They are usually employed in Ob-Gyn offices.
     

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