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#1 of 11 Old 04-20-2009, 11:14 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We will be moving to NC in the next few weeks and I will be looking for a homebirth midwife. We will be living between Raleigh and Rocky Mount. I have read that it is illegal for a midwife to attend a homebirth in NC and am wondering how this plays out in real life. Is a homebirth out of the question? My last 2 babes were born at home and I am ill to think of being forced to return to a hospital. Unassisted birth is not an option as my sweet husband does not have the stomach for it. Any suggestions, words of wisdom, or midwife info will be greatly appreciated.

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CNMs are legal in NC. There is one operating in the Triangle. There is also the birth center in Chapel Hill.

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I pm'd you!
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You can post on nchomebirth.com The midwives there can contact you.
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Thank you for the great resources. Now I have some solid ground to start from. Now, just complete the move so I just concentrate on growing this baby.
Thanks again!
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In my experience and that of a friend's, the midwives don't actually write back if you post on nchomebirth.com. The best way is the way you're doing - word of mouth! Let us know if you have trouble getting in touch w/ someone.

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We keep our midwives' names confidential, but there are plenty who are willing to help you birth at home! I got some responses from nchomebirth.com and also recommendations on this board. I PM'd you with my midwife's info! Also, Nancy Harman is the legal midwife in this area.
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i work for a homebirth midwife near raleigh, as her assistant. you can pm or email me for info. i had both of my girls at home in the past 4 years, as well.

be in touch!

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I was in NC for over a week & we found a place to live WAY out in the boonies! I will be getting in touch with the midwives that have been suggested to see if they will even travel to our corner of the world but I am so excited to have so many possibilities. I was really worried and now I have more options than I did in our area of GA where it is basically legal So a big Thank you to all of you of you for pointing me in the right direction!
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Welcome to the neighborhood!

ETA: I can't believe you have more options here than in GA!

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We are currently in Middle GA. Atlanta & N Ga seem to have a good selection of midwives but I only knew one midwife in our area & she recently left the homebirth biz to work in a hospital. She delivered my last 2 munchkins.
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