We are currently in the process of looking at possible places to move in the next few years if DH can't find work here in Washington State after he graduates his woodworking school. So I'm looking at a few places in CA among other places (Grass Valley, Chico, Santa Cruz, maybe others?)
My question is about CA midwifery licensure. I'm a midwife here in WA (currently not practicing, being a SAHM but will start up a practice in the next few years.) It seems that WA and CA have reciprocity of licensure which is good. However I read that CA requires a midwife to have an OB who "oversees" her and needs to sign something to that measure before she can be licensed? How in the world does that work if I was to move to a new place without knowing any OBs there...Not to mention I am sure that many OBs flat out will not support homebirth MWs (that is the case here so I am sure it is similar there.)
CA MWs, how does this work?