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Question for Midwives!!

  1. 0 Do midwives go to hospitals?

    Like- I would prefer to have a midwife, I would also prefer to have a epidural therefore I would need to be in a hospital setting (right?). Are midwives okay with these situations?

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  3. Visit  tucsonash profile page
    #1 0
    Yes, many hospitals work with midwifery groups that have privileges at their facility. This would allow you to have an epidural and deliver in a hospital but have a midwife for your practitioner. It depends on where you are in the country. I'm from a less-than-midwife-friendly (but large) city and to my knowledge there are only two hospitals here that give midwives privileges. Hope this helps!
  4. Visit  tablefor9 profile page
    #2 0
    Yes, CNMs go to hospitals, and yes, most are fine with epidurals if that's what the patient wants.

    CNMs are found on every part of what I call the crunchygranola-earthybirthy continuum. Interview your providers, read alot, take childbirth classes, keep an open mind, and don't make assumptions.

    Happy birthing!