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Home Birth?

Home Birth

Home Birth?

My niece had a home birth recently with a midwife.  She was very happy with the process.  So was her husband, a medical doctor, with everything under the direction of the midwife.

We tend to forget that many more babies have been born without doctors and without hospitals than with.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both.  If there is no known medical risk, why not. With no known medical complications, a lot of positive factors point towards home birth.

Home Birth

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Foto Source Flickr: eyeliam

Here are some questions and a link for some answers… And the important question of; “How do you find a qualified Midwife?”

The links below the Internet Directories of Midwives List takes you to a page where you just click on teh question or organization to transfer and find out more and a download link for Midwives Model of Care Brochure.



Internet directories of midwives

American College of Nurse-Midwives
Professional organization for nurse-midwives.

BirthPartners.Com
Searchable listings of midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, breastfeeding support, and much more.

Midwives Alliance of North America
Contact for lists of members in your area.

MidwifeInfo.Com
Comprehensive resource about midwives, listing many in their directory.

Childbirth at Home: A Labor of Love
A web site dedicated to information about midwifery and other childbirth options. Specifically Southern California.

Massachusetts Friends of Midwives
For seventeen years, MFOM has advocated for a broad spectrum of birthing options for women and families throughout Massachusetts. Check out their Seventh Edition Directory of Birthing Resources.

Midwifery Today
The journal for midwives across the country! Publications available for midwives and consumers. Web site includes searchable database for midwives, doulas, and other childbirth related options.

A Better Birth
Home to the Pregnancy and Child Directory

Midwives’ Association of Washington State
Includes directory of midwives for Washington State.

Association of Texas Midwives
Links to midwives practicing in Texas. Also check the Texas Department of Health, website for a current listing of documented midwives in Texas.

American College of Nurse-Midwives
For information and directory listings of Certified Nurse Midwives.

http://cfmidwifery.org/find/

Model of Care Download Link:  http://cfmidwifery.org/mmoc/brochures.aspx

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