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View Poll Results: Who is handling your prenatal care and birth?
Obstetrician/Doctor 24 100.00%
Nurse Midwife 9 100.00%
Certified/Licensed Midwife 23 100.00%
Lay Midwife 0 0%
Me/My Partner (aka UC) 3 42.86%
Doula 1 14.29%
Other 4 57.14%
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#1 of 21 Old 04-05-2011, 06:55 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I am under the care of an OB and Maternal-Fetal Medicine doctor for which I voted "other".


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I stuck with my OB. He helped me with my infertility with DS2, and we work together professionally. We have a good relationship. 

 


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I'm seeing a nurse midwife for now, although she works with OBs and I have technically been assigned to an OB.  If all goes well I shouldn't ever have to meet my OB.  


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I'm seeing an OB.

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I saw CNM's for my first pregnancy and was happy with them for the most part. However, after my induction (at 41+6) let to a c-section, they seemed doubtful of a successful VBAC. only reason given is that I didn't go into labor on my own within their timeframe. The OB that handled my c-section saw no reason for me not to have a successful VBAC with a subsequent pregnancy.

 

So I am seeing OB's - not the ones that did my c-section, I like him, however I just feel more comfortable in an all female practice. So far, so good. I think I got a little more personal attention with the CNM's, but since my goal is a VBAC I want a practice more open and supportive of my VBAC.


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We're seeing 2 CPM midwives for our homebirth.  My husband and I already completely adore them both. 


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OB with MFM consult. (Hoping to need very little of that!)


 


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The OB who delivered my last two children was diagnosed with breast cancer last year so I was prepared to go to a different doctor but I got a call last week that she is back!!! I'm SO excited. We had an appointment today and everything looks great. :D


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2 CPM's here. I loooove them. :)


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I was all set to go with awesome CNM practice, but after finding out about the twins, I now 'risk out' of my midwives and am under the care of an OB. I'm sad, but glad to be with a practice that handles lots of twins so I feel well-cared for. The OB practice deals with my midwives, so they have similar philosophies, which is nice.

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Homebirth midwife here. She is a licencesed midwife, I believe in my state they all have to be liscenced. What is the difference between that an a lay midwife:?


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Shared care between a registered midwife (wasn't sure which category of midwife that is for the US, so I put other) and an OB/MFM, for which I put OB.


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Licensed midwife, but I'm not "technically" using her ;)  lol


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I am currently with a family doctor practice with 6 doctors.  I am hoping and praying that one of the midwives has a free spot opening before April 12 so I never have to see my dr again.  That probably isn't going to happen so I'm just praying that someone opens up before the birth!  I would switched to a licensed midwife, there are no (well there might be but they're way underground) unlicensed midwives where I live.


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Nicole: I'm far from an expert on the subject, but I gather that the names for midwives can differ a lot in different places (e.g. ~pi's registered midwife). I was aiming at differentiating between a midwife who also has a nursing degree/certification (nurse midwife); someone who is certified or licensed as a midwife, but has no nursing degree/cert (certified/licensed midwife); and someone who has been educated informally and has no certifications (lay midwife).

The latter two are both direct-entry midwives and I think "direct-entry" is sometimes used synonymously with "lay", but I meant to make a distinction between a certified and uncertified midwife.

I'm not entirely sure, but I'm imagining that ~pi's registered midwife is something like a CPM or LM in the US.
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Licensed just means recognized by the state; certified means that you have met the requirements of an outside certification group (AMCB or NARM). Depending on state regs, a CNM as well as a CPM may be a Licensed Midwife. Direct-entry includes all midwives who are not nurses. That includes CPMs and lay midwives (who may not have undergone formal training). I think it would've been more helpful to subdivide into CNMs and CPMs.

 

A Canadian RM doesn't have an exact US equivalent--they are non-nurse midwives who handle births in home and hospital. They're more like Australian or British midwives in terms of training, though their scope of practice is a little different. A British midwife also does what we would consider to be obstetrical nursing jobs here in the US.


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Thanks for the education!

I'm confused though, didn't I differentiate between CNMs (nurse-midwives) and CPMs (certified/licensed midwives)?

ETA: Or did you just mean I shouldn't have lumped licensed in with certified, since either can be licensed?
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Yeah, that's what I meant--I think the CNM/CPM split would also be interesting.

 


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I have a CPM, because that is who does homebirths in Colorado (and this is my first birth in Colorado).  I might be happier with a CNM, simply because I like seeing a single person for all my needs (like prescriptions, birth control, well-woman checks), and I've only used CNM's in the past, but I'm also pretty hands-off with testing and interventions, so a CNM is a good fit in that regard. 


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I'm planning to rotate between my OB and 2 CNM's for prenatal care. Hopefully one of those three will be attending the birth, but it will more likely be one of the other OB's in the practice.

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