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Natural Parenting Toolbox: Questions to Ask Birth Attendants at Home

  • What is your emergency procedure?

  • Under what circumstances do you transport to the hospital?

  • What hospital back-up or doctor back-up do you use or recommend?

  • Are you trained in CPR?

  • What emergency drugs do you have on hand, and for what purposes?

  • What emergencies have you handled?

  • What equipment and supplies do you bring to a birth?

  • What is the procedure for checking progress during labor? blood pressure? fetal heart rate?

  • Do you have preferences for position at birth?

  • How do you feel about having older children attend the birth?

  • Is a newborn exam done at birth? What does it consist of?

  • How long after the birth do you remain with the mother and child?

  • How often do you follow up to check on mother and child?










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