I'm not sure if this is the best forum to post this question, but since we are choosing a midwife in part because we'd like a homebirth this time around, I thought I'd give it a go.
Does anyone have a good list of questions or a good resource for "interview" type questions for a potential midwife? From the birth centre's website I have a good idea of the background and training of each midwife in the cooperative, but I am unsure about what to ask specifically, besides a few basic things.
I am planning on asking about:
- when a hospital transfer would take place
- when a homebirth would/would not be an option
- protocol in case of emergency (even here the only thing I can think of to ask is whether or not she carries picotin)
- frequency of appointments/what to expect at appointments
I admit to being poorly informed. We had care from a low risk clinic last time (all MDs, no obstetricians) and a hospital birth last time so this is a new area for me. I am currently reading "Birth Matters", have also checked out "Mindful Birth" from the library, and plan on re-reading "Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering" but am obviously in need of resources.