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hi,<br><br>
i'm thinking of hiring a midwife service for me during my labour from milford ..i'm living in nashua..my husband doesnt want to go to birth center..so the only choice for me left is hiring a midwife..will she be allowed in the hospital during my labour..
 

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I would think you could call them and ask what hospitals that they have privileges at, they should be able to give you loads of advice. Good luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I don't understand... if you are not going to the birth center, do you plan on just trying to use the Milford midwife at the hospital? I don't think they do that. I believe you are talking about my midwife, BTW, which is why I am chiming in. One of the two midwives in the Milford practice can accompany you to the hospital if there are complications at your home or at the birthcenter, but I am pretty certain that they don't do planned hospital births.
 

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I need clarification too.<br>
But maybe you are talking about doing what I am doing. I have hired a mw to be with me while I labor at home. That way she can check me, baby's hb etc, etc. Then she will go to the hospital with me as my doula. At the hospital she has to act more as a doula than a mw though. There were many mw's in my area that were willing to do this for me since they can't do home vbac's here.<br>
Is that what you are talking about?
 

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yes that's what i was asking about,will the midwife from milford be allowed as a doula in nashua hospital
 

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I would think so. She has to go just as a doula role though. I mean she can give you mw advice kind of "under the radar" but as far as the hospital is concerned she can be your doula. That is if she agrees to that.
 

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Consider another word besides "allowed". You are hiring this hospital for their birthing services. You are the customer. It is your birth. Inform your doctor you will be having a doula present during the birth. Don't ask, just inform. This is not a health issue as far as the hospital or doctor is concerned. It is as far as you are concerned, though, and you have a right to have the support people you need.
 
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