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I'm a student homebirth midwife and so of course will be having my baby at home. I am concerned though. This Thurday there is a meeting to further regulate Licenced Direct-Entry Midwives in Utah in regards to VBAC mamas (which I am). I apprentice with two midwives, one licensed, one not. The one that is licensed was at my first HBAC and I would be sad if she was regulated into not coming to this birth. Everyone, please send good, low-regulation vibes and prayers on Thursday!
Eeks! I'll be thinking good thoughts for the families and midwives in Utah on Thursday!
post #82 of 86
Yikes, I'm in Utah. Haven't they been trying to pass further regulations for a couple of years here? I read something about it a couple years ago when we were getting ready to move here.
post #83 of 86
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Yikes, I'm in Utah. Haven't they been trying to pass further regulations for a couple of years here? I read something about it a couple years ago when we were getting ready to move here.
This year they passed a bill that made it illegal for LDEMs to attend breeches and twins and began the regs for VBAC births (the Utah Medical Association wanted those to be a no go with midwives as well). Luckily it is still voluntary licensure so I do have a very experienced unlicensed midwife who could attend me if my baby is breech or if I *gulp* have twins. They are past the legislature bit until 2011 I think, but are working on adding restrictions in rules. From what I understand, it is going to be quite the fight.
post #84 of 86
Oh no! I had no idea that was going on in Utah! that is our biggest fear here in Oregon, that twins, vbacs and breeches will be taken away from licensed midwives. that is just ridiculous. What about choice for women? Women have the choice to schedule a cesarean but not the right to hire a midwife for a home breech birth???? Craziness......
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Oh no! I had no idea that was going on in Utah! that is our biggest fear here in Oregon, that twins, vbacs and breeches will be taken away from licensed midwives. that is just ridiculous. What about choice for women? Women have the choice to schedule a cesarean but not the right to hire a midwife for a home breech birth???? Craziness......
I don't know about in Oregon, but here in Utah we only have ONE doc who knows how to do vaginal breeches, most docs are terrified of them and were never taught. On the flip side, many of the midwives here are experienced with vaginal breech births, so what to us is just a variation of normal, to them is high risk and an automatic c-section. Talk about a larger cascade then, as fewer docs and hospitals are "allowing" for VBACs. We are hoping that a woman's right to make decisions for her body and baby will end up getting us through this, but unfortunetely, money seems to play a much bigger factor than rights over one's body or true "healthy moms, healthy babies". Sorry, this has been a long standing bee in my bonnet....
post #86 of 86
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Originally Posted by moonygoony View Post
This year they passed a bill that made it illegal for LDEMs to attend breeches and twins and began the regs for VBAC births (the Utah Medical Association wanted those to be a no go with midwives as well). Luckily it is still voluntary licensure so I do have a very experienced unlicensed midwife who could attend me if my baby is breech or if I *gulp* have twins. They are past the legislature bit until 2011 I think, but are working on adding restrictions in rules. From what I understand, it is going to be quite the fight.
I know mw attended VBACs and such are illegal here, but there are liscenced midwives who will still attend them. But if something goes wrong, you don't know them and they don't know you.
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