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post #21 of 24

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

post #22 of 24

Graceie-

 

There are a number of excellent midwives in Seattle. If you search for previous threads asking for recommendations for a homebirth MW in Seattle, you'll find several starting points. You could also start a new thread.

post #23 of 24

A great WA MW resource.

 

http://www.washingtonmidwives.org/

 

 

post #24 of 24

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 :-)

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