Originally Posted by GoddessKristie
It's not my intention to offend anyone, and I'm sorry if my opinions do offend anyone. It's just my opinion and personal preference and I feel that women have a right to know that there is a legal option here in IN. For years all I heard was that there are no legal midwives here in the state of IN. It wasn't until I looked into it that I discovered otherwise. I like the way it's done, but as I said I'm sure there are many great CPMs out there.
Sorry for the mis-quote fairydoula.
no worries. I appreciate what you're saying. Many moms don't know or don't understand that CNM's can and do attend OOH births. I apologize again for not having noted that in my original post. As it was about Marisol and she's a CPM, I left out a large part of the homebirth attendants.
It was just a heads-up about the vibe around here as far as noting about how your comments might be offensive..... I agree that women need to know their options and that CNM's are occasionally available for OOH birth. Unfortunately, often their insurance or hospital priv. will be revoked or limited or premiums will go sky high if they attend OOH birth, so many CNM's choose not to.
I am learning more and more about CPM's and DEM's and I am coming to the conclusion that MANY of them, not all, are undertrained in one or more areas of midwifery and/or care of the mother and or baby in labor or afterwards. It's unfortunate and licensing is not necessarily changing this. Often (in my opinion, only) the licensing requirements are minimal and often consist of needing a CPM and CPR. California is slightly more demanding, but not much. I think this is in some cases, dangerous to the mother, baby or both. I know this is a highly unpopular view/opinion, but it is also truth. Many women have been hurt, or babies hurt or even died because the midwives serving them, with all good intentions, did not have enough skill or experience or both to recognize complications or problems.