I am a UK doula, currently 13 weeks pregnant and moving to Frederick, MD in August. I'm getting a bit overwhelmed by the whole US birth system to be honest and could do with some help!
I want to have a homebirth for my second baby and know there is the option of CNM or CPM care. I'm veering towards looking for a CPM but understand they are not licensed (or is that legal?) in Maryland. Does anyone know where I can start looking for one or can anyone recommend one in my area?
My first baby was an attempted homebirth which was transferred to hospital due to meconium in the waters (actually, it was just staining and he was 10 days overdue but I wasn't as clued up as I am now!). He was OP but I only had a 10 hour labour, vaginal birth with entonox and a one degree tear, even though he was 4.76kg. I'm sure I can birth naturally again.
Can anyone help? Thanks!