Anyone found a midwife not so cault up in the medical mess IN SEATTLE Ive been looking and everyone except one seem to be out of town TTC a second and really want a stable midwifery situation baring any REAL need for a hospital
Midwives in WA - why so medical? - Page 2
I think midwives in general are becoming more medical. The medical system has basically co-opted midwifery and midwives are being absorbed into it via licensure, certification and insurance. When a midwife get's a license from the state she agrees to follow their rules which are often contrary to what mothers want or need. MEAC accreditation has standardized education and not in a good way. Basically the radical, fringe midwives who were there to help women find a way out of the system have become a cog in the same wheel; focused on risk, liability and protocol.
Just so you know, there are still midwives out there who truly believe in birth and in women, you just have to find them :-)