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#1 of 8 Old 01-28-2013, 01:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey ladies, my name is Nicole and I have a 5 month old dd.. We're planning to move at the end of 2013 to Wisconsin or Minnesota, right along the river. I had a very bad c section August 2012 and I don't want to deal with doctors next January when we get pregnant shortly after we move. I want a HBAC. But I can't find any laws telling me exactly WHO can attend. My husband is a paramedic but we would like a CNM there too.. Can anybody tell me or post links telling me who can legally attend a home birth in Minnesota OR Wisconsin.. We have friends in both states so worst case scenario we would birth at a friends house. Thank y'all so much!! X
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CPM's and CNM's can attend home births and I am pretty sure Traditional Midwives can too. We have any amazing birthing community here in MN.

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CPMs and CNMs attend home births in WI, but I suspect whether or not they would attend a HBAC varies from provider to provider. My midwife is a CNM, but will not attend a primary HBAC. However, she will attend the birth of a woman who has already had one successful VBAC.


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Following smile.gif. We are considering moving to that area, too--well, Dubuque, or maybe WI or IL in that area. I had a CNM attend my beautiful home birth in TX. I can't imagine going to a hospital, unless I had an emergency, of course. Although Dubuque does have wonderful CNMs at Finley hospital. If you're planning on being closer to the Twin Cities, you'd probably have some good options.
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What area in WI? If you are coming to Madison I can give you the names of some of our local CNMs who will attend an HBAC.


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Either state you can have a midwife-attended homebirth :)


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We are looking in Stillwater, Minnesota.. And also Hudson and Somerset, WI.. Thank you ladies! You have put my mind at ease :)

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Please check out Dr Hartung in Hudson.

Hudson Hospital also has a great CNM practice.

 

Either way - home birth or hospital birth - you'll need a medical back up. Worth looking into.

 

Lots of HBAC options in WI & MN.

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