Ohio Homebirthing Mamas: I need your help! - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 10-11-2008, 03:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
MrsAprilMay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 705
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello group!

Ohio Physicians for Midwives is working on creating a statewide database for doctors who support the midwifery model of care. A key objective of OPFM is to assemble a network of supportive physicians who recognize a family's rights of self- determination and to facilitate connecting families with supportive physicians who will care for them.

OPFM welcomes any physician including Medical Doctors, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Osteopathic Physicians, Pediatricians, Family Doctors, Dentists, Naturopathic Doctor and Chiropractors.
If you know of a doctor who agrees with the OPFM position, please submit a referral at:

http://www.ohiodocsformidwives.org/Forms/referdr.html

While it isn't necessary, it would be very helpful if you would be willing to hand deliver a packet to your doctor. I will be happy to mail one (or more!) out to you. If this is a possibility, please contact me offlist or make a notation on the referral form.

Thank you!

Warmly,

April-May
MrsAprilMay is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 7 Old 10-11-2008, 07:11 PM
 
mommyto3girls's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My husband is a Chiropractic Physician (and though he said a very sarcastic "Thanks alot for making us last on the list!") we are printing out the forms to send to you.

A bit of did you know? Obstetrics is in his scope of practice, he had 60 hours of obstetrics/gynecology in chiropractic college.
mommyto3girls is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 10-12-2008, 03:44 PM
 
elissa_teal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Toledo
Posts: 269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What a great list to put together! I homebirthed in Ohio but my midwife is just across the line in Michigan. I didn't see a physician for my pregnancy or my son's birth.

Linda Johnson is my midwife and she owns a free-standing birth center in Temperance, Michigan called Mother's Own.
elissa_teal is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 10-13-2008, 03:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
MrsAprilMay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 705
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mommyto3girls View Post
My husband is a Chiropractic Physician (and though he said a very sarcastic "Thanks alot for making us last on the list!") we are printing out the forms to send to you.

A bit of did you know? Obstetrics is in his scope of practice, he had 60 hours of obstetrics/gynecology in chiropractic college.
Ah, we saved the best for last! I know I love my chiro! She has worked miracles on kids.

And I have learned something new today.
MrsAprilMay is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 10-13-2008, 03:18 PM
 
mommyto3girls's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yep, all Chiropractors are required to take a minimum of 60 hours of OB/GYN classes. In Ohio they can do paps, routine gyn care, routine OB care and could deliver in hospitals if any hospital would agree to give them privleges but of course none will. And because of Ohio's screwy homebirth laws, he can't do that either. If we have a baby (and I can stay healthy enough to birth at home) he will be catching and coaching but only officially as "daddy" not as doctor.
mommyto3girls is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 12-08-2008, 01:39 AM - Thread Starter
 
MrsAprilMay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 705
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bumping this back up!
MrsAprilMay is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 12-09-2008, 11:41 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 695
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had no idea chiros did OB! What can we do to change Ohio into allowing chiros in hospitals?

Not to mention licensing Naturopaths
PaigeC is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off