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Who is taking new clients.<br><br>
I use A and my sil and neighbors all have used J but I hear neither of them are taking new clients. I know a woman looking for a m/w but I don't know if there is anyone else arround who would be open to a new client.<br><br>
If you know one could you pm me please!<br><br>
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Hi, I don't know if what I have been told is true, b/c to me it seems pretty preposterous... maybe someone reading this thread can answer or Patty, if you know... I probably seem like an idiot asking but here goes...<br><br>
I was told that midwifery is not legal in MO. that if I have another kiddo, I'd be better off trekking back to AZ to see my mw and stay at a friends house to deliver if I want to have another child the way I want to. I live in Phx, AZ and had one child in a freestanding birth clinic w/ cnm and child number two at home with licensed mw. The home birth was AWESOME!!!!<br><br>
Is this for real? or are we out here just getting misinformation?<br>
Chris
 

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It is true that direct entry m/w's are not currently legal in MO. There is a bill being considered right now that would make it legal though... We should know more soon.<br><br>
But that doesn't mean that there aren't m/w's delivering babies arround here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I have a friend who is in Sullivan who is looking for a midwife as well... I know direct entry/lay midwifery isn't legal, but are there Certified Nurse Midwives practicing around St Louis? Would she have to drive across the river to IL to see one?
 

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My OB had a CNM in her practice but I was told that she doesn't attend births due to the reason given above. I can give you the number to their office she might have a suggestion for your friends...sorry I can't be of more help.<br><br>
Bridget<br><br>
Oh does anyone know about the Birth Center in Columbia, MO they might also be of some help
 

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My friend had a very lovely birth at the BC in Columbia. She had health insurance and it was something like another $900 on top of what was insured.<br><br>
But she was living in Columbia at the time and it's a 1.5-2 hour drive from St. Louis!
 

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For those of you who are interested in helping out the midwife situation in this lovely state (right now attending a birth as a midwife is considered practicing medicine without a liscence, and thus a felony), check out the f<a href="http://friendsofmomidwives.org/" target="_blank">riends of missouri midwifes</a>. They are almost impossible to google, so I thought I'd post a link.
 
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