I've been told by a midwife here that I can't hire her unless I get approval from the senior midwife who trained her. I hired the sm 5 years ago for DS1 and did not complete the pregnancy with her cause we moved out of state. Since then I've had a second child. Now I've returned and am looking to interview a few midwives for baby #3.
This is what the midwife said "Not only is it unethical but I also signed an agreement to that effect."
DH and I don't see how it's unethical... maybe if we were trying to switch in the same birth. I feel like the SM midwife is limiting my choices to seek out the best fit for my current pregnancy.
Does this seem odd or is this standard for some midwives? Maybe someone could give me some perspective :)