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Forum: Homebirth   05-29-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By krst234
I find it interesting (maybe even amusing) that...

I find it interesting (maybe even amusing) that the MANAstats study is touted as evidence to support OOH birth when we like the data, but "wouldn't withstand scientific scrutiny" when we don't like...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By krst234
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/ear...

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/03/18/peds.2013-3794.full.pdf+html
Forum: Homebirth   03-19-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,442
Posted By krst234
From the posting guidelines:   Topics of...

From the posting guidelines:
 
Topics of concern, including discussion of the risks and instances wherein homebirth might not be a good choice for a particular pregnancy or presentation may be...
Forum: Homebirth   03-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By krst234
This is rather lengthy, but does a pretty good...

This is rather lengthy, but does a pretty good job of describing all the itemization that would go into billing insurance for a home birth. It also explains why (in the writer's opinion) the global...
Forum: Homebirth   03-15-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By krst234
There are two billing services that I am aware...

There are two billing services that I am aware of that work specifically with OOH midwives. (There could be more - I know of two)
 
Their objective is to "insure maximal reimbursement." for the...
Forum: Homebirth   03-15-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By krst234
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1364408/mora...

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1364408/moral-dilema
 
Here's a link to another thread where the parents had similar concerns about how the charges for their home birth with a midwife was...
Forum: Homebirth   03-02-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,694
Posted By krst234
Quote: Which programs are MEAC certified? ...

Quote: Which programs are MEAC certified?


 
Here's a link to a list of MEAC-accredited (http://meacschools.org/member-school-directory/) midwifery programs.
 
There are nine.
Basytr...
Forum: Homebirth   02-20-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,694
Posted By krst234
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Buzzbuzz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Homebirth   02-15-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By krst234
The MANA stats article shows a pretty clear...

The MANA stats article shows a pretty clear increased rate of neonatal mortality for home births when certain risk factors (breech, VBAC) are present.

What percentage of midwives from the MANA...
Forum: Homebirth   02-08-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,694
Posted By krst234
Quote: The study did not use birth certificates....

Quote: The study did not use birth certificates. It used the CDC linked infant birth/death data,


 
And the CDC collects infant birth/death data from where?
 
According to the CDC, this data...
Forum: Homebirth   02-08-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,694
Posted By krst234
So there is some problem using birth...

So there is some problem using birth certificates in determining intended place of birth at onset of labor.
 
According to information presented by the Institute of Medicine in March of 2013, only...
Forum: Homebirth   02-06-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By krst234
The type of collaboration among midwives and...

The type of collaboration among midwives and physicians that occur at NHS homebirths in the UK is nearly non-existent in the US.
 
This would be midwives (RMs or CNMs) who have collaborative...
Forum: Homebirth   02-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,847
Posted By krst234
Quote: Are you really suggesting we just take...

Quote: Are you really suggesting we just take Dr. Amy's word for it?


 
Please don't discount others' abilities to think for themselves. Home birth mothers are often very intelligent,...
Forum: Homebirth   02-02-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,847
Posted By krst234
Quote: The research article discussed the blood...

Quote: The research article discussed the blood loss issue. They mentioned that visual assessment is not an accurate indicator of blood volume, and that perhaps 500 ml is not a good number to judge...
Forum: Homebirth   02-01-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,847
Posted By krst234
Quote: Has anyone seen a good discussion of the...

Quote: Has anyone seen a good discussion of the statistics?


 
You mean a critical, open discussion regarding the MANA stats findings? Not yet.
 
A while ago Evidence Based Birth had an...
Forum: Homebirth   02-01-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,847
Posted By krst234
I guess of we carp about Dr Amy's character we...

I guess of we carp about Dr Amy's character we can avoid discussing some of the more concerning details of the paper recently published by the MANA stats folks.

OK, then, Dr Amy is mean and rude,...
Forum: Homebirth   02-01-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,847
Posted By krst234
I'm not so interested in discussing Dr Amy as I...

I'm not so interested in discussing Dr Amy as I am in discussing the article published by the MANAstats folks.
 
Has anyone read it? What did you think?
 
I was particularly alarmed by this:...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-26-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By krst234
Canadian Registered Midwives are legal and...

Canadian Registered Midwives are legal and authorized to practice in all provinces.
American Nurse-Midwives are legal and authorized to practice in all states.
American Certified Professional...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-22-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By krst234
There were tools in the birth bags of midwives...

There were tools in the birth bags of midwives of days gone by that no one would ever want to have used, or seen used, on any human being.
 
Go to a university library and grab a dusty obstetrics...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-22-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By krst234
I would never recommend having no OB backup....

I would never recommend having no OB backup. Ever. 
This is foolish and a recipe for disaster.
 
I know many HB parents do this - and some HB midwives condone this. But this is not a wise way to...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-05-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By krst234
http://wisconsinguildofmidwives.org/find-a-midwif...

http://wisconsinguildofmidwives.org/find-a-midwife-by-name/
 
http://midwife.org/index.asp?bid=59&cat=11&button=Search&rec=186
 
http://illinois.midwife.org/
 ...
Forum: Midwives   01-04-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By krst234
CNMs do not have to work in hospitals.   ...

CNMs do not have to work in hospitals.
 
What type of education are are you looking for? How is your BSN program going?
 
No, you don't *have* to attend a school to become a CPM. Is that the...
Forum: Midwives   01-04-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By krst234
Completing an associate's degree in nursing,...

Completing an associate's degree in nursing, then applying to CNM programs with your non-nursing bachelors will be MUCH more affordable than the graduate RN program. It's easier to cover costs up...
Forum: Midwives   01-04-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By krst234
Since that is a state requirement, the midwives...

Since that is a state requirement, the midwives who are currently licensed by the in your state should be able to answer how they fulfilled that requirement.
 
NARM requires no specific course in...
Forum: VBAC   12-06-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,877
Posted By krst234
I used to be a pretty big advocate for OOH VBAC....

I used to be a pretty big advocate for OOH VBAC. My opinion has shifted a little bit. I am much more cautious about recommending OOH birth for VBACs. In fact, I don't advocate for it at all - in...
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