Are there any CNM's that do homebirths in Central Ohio??
CNM HOMEbirth midwives in Central Ohio???
AGH! stop with mis-information already! It is NOT illegal for either CNMs or CPMs to do homebirths in OH.
Yes, Delphine does homebirths in the Athens area, she does not travel far, & does most prenatal care in her home, not yours.
Dr. Michael Corbin in Pleasant Valley, WV is her back-up. She is the only CNM I know of doing homebirths in OH at present.
Jacque Gruer, CNM, in Cinci, used to as well, but not at present.
I, (a CPM) attend births in most of southern OH. - legally, I might add. I have several back-up doctors I use, including the same Dr. Corbin Delphine uses. I do most of my prenatal care in my clients homes. There are plenty of other homebirth midwives who practice legally.
Some midwives practice illegally, that is they use or do things that need a license which they do not have. But it is the particular illegal things they are doing that make it so. There is no law regulating the practice of midwifery in OH. So as long as the midwife sticks to natural homebirth care, she is legal. If she uses things which require a license (for good reason, they can be dangerous!)... pitocin, vacuum extractors, AROM, then she is crossing the line to Illegal.
PLEASE stop spreading rumors about midwifery being illegal in OH!
If you foresee the need IV & pit, you should probably plan a hosp. birth. CPMs are trained in herbal/natural remedies, instead of resorting to allopathic drugs. There are DEMs who learned how to use pit for a pph, though that is illegal, many still do. If a client is worried about pph, we have them get an rx for cytotec, to be adminstered PRN, I've only had to use that once, & only because they'd already buried the placenta before the delayed pph started. A little piece of placenta usually does the trick, if herbal remedies don't work. We are trained in proper nutrition as well, & green leafy veges go a long way to prevent pph. I've only started an IV at a homebirth once, & that was totally client request, not emergent. I didn't want to do it, she didn't need it, but she was an RN who threatened to do it herself if I didn't, so I did. She was a friend, not a paying client, or I wouldn't have. If someone needed an IV that bad, we'd be calling the squad anyway!
CNMs are trained in the hosp ways, with allopathic txs. They do not learn how to use herbal remedies unless they learn it on their own. So, just because your CNM midwife used IV & pit, doesn't mean a CPM can't handle a pph. Personally, I find it a trifle insulting that you don't think we could handle homebirth emergencies.