Originally Posted by caiesmommy
They cannot administer drugs ie. epiderals but if you want that its called in and the dr gives it to you and then the midwives monitor you and are still your prime care giver...
That is how it should
be, and they all have that training, but it's a restriction imposed by the hospital. Supid, I know. But, it's that extra motivation to go drug free.
Where I am, they can do homebirths or hospital births, which I don't think was totally clear in my previous post.
I had my son in hospital. They still do the post partum home visits. We got visits at 12 hours, day 3, and day 5. After that, you go to them at 2 weeks, and again at 6 weeks. After that, mom and baby's care is transferred to the family Dr.
Oh, and they also do one regular prenatal check up at home, so that they know where you live before you go into labour. Chances are really good that they'll be at your house to check you out even if you're planning a hospital birth.